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Mookie Blaylock's condition upgraded to 'serious' after accident

By Matt Moore | NBA writer

Former All-Star Mookie Blaylock was one of two people critically injured in a head-on collision Friday. (USATSI)
Former All-Star Mookie Blaylock was critically injured in a head-on collision Friday. (USATSI)

Update Saturday 12:17 p.m.: Former NBA star Mookie Blaylock has been upgraded from critical to "serious" condition by the hospital after an accident Friday, according to police, via the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

A passenger in another vehicle hit head-on by Blaylock later died. The Hawks released a statement Friday regarding the accident:

“We are saddened to hear of the accident today involving Mookie Blaylock and the Murphy family and the ensuing passing of Monica Murphy,” the Hawks organization said in statement released to The AJC late Friday. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of all involved.”

Original post Friday 7:17 p.m.: Former NBA All-Star Daron "Mookie" Blaylock is in critical condition following a head-on collision in an Atlanta suburb on Friday afternoon. From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

Blaylock, 46, was driving northbound on Tara Boulevard when for unknown reasons, he crossed over the median and into a southbound lane, Jonesboro police Chief Franklin Allen told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Blaylock's vehicle struck another vehicle head-on, injuring two people, whose names were not released, and himself, Franklin said.

All three were transported to Atlanta Medical Center, where Blaylock was on life support and unresponsive, Franklin said. A female passenger in the second vehicle was bleeding internally, he said.

Blaylock spent 13 seasons in the NBA, seven in Atlanta, before retiring in 2002.

 
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