View Full Version : Reds 2012 5th Round Mason Felt involved in a very bad car accident

12-16-2012, 01:17 AM

Former Hebron Christian Academy pitcher Mason Felt and his father, Rich, were driving home for the holidays Saturday when a single-vehicle accident in Texas claimed the elder Felt's life.

#Heath Kennedy, HCA's baseball coach until resigning earlier this year, said late Saturday that Rich Felt had flown out to Arizona to ride back to Hoschton with his son, a fifth-round draft pick of the Cincinnati Reds who was out west to rehab his shoulder. At about 10:30 a.m. Central time, their truck crashed near Ozona, Texas.

#Rich Felt -- a former South Gwinnett star who pitched in the Los Angeles Dodgers system for five years during the '80s -- was killed.

#Mason Felt was taken to Shannon Medical Center in San Angelo, Texas. He was considered to be in stable condition on Saturday night, Kennedy said.

I have seen other places (http://www.gosanangelo.com/news/2012/dec/15/crash-near-ozona-kills-georgia-man-injures/) that he was listed in critical condition, though the above report does say he was in stable condition, so hopefully that is true.

12-16-2012, 01:47 AM
That is awful. Can't even imagine.

12-16-2012, 02:00 AM
I was just coming to post this. my prayers and condonences go out to him and his family.

12-16-2012, 09:28 AM
Sorry to hear this.

12-16-2012, 01:52 PM
Horrible news. From the sound of what happened (wife just read the story), maybe fell asleep then overcorrected and flipped the vehicle :(

Thoughts and prayers for the family.

12-16-2012, 01:55 PM
C Trent had this about 25 minutes ago - http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/blog/eye-on-baseball/21411036/reds-draft-pick-in-critical-but-stable-condition-following-car-accident

Mason Felt, a fifth-round pick of the Reds in June's draft, is in critical, but stable condition following a Saturday monring auto accident, Reds director of media relations Rob Butcher confirms.

More at the link.

12-16-2012, 08:39 PM
Ty Washington (a Reds minor leaguer) is at the hospital with Mason. He says that Mason has a broken left arm and a collapsed lung.

I saw on twitter, though I can't confirm it anywhere, that Mason will need surgery on his neck when he wakes up.

12-17-2012, 06:51 AM

Tom Servo
12-17-2012, 09:16 AM
Oh god, that's awful.

12-17-2012, 10:58 AM
Oh my. Prayers go out for he and his family. May his father RIP.

12-17-2012, 01:07 PM

12-18-2012, 12:08 AM
Ty Washington tweeted this around 7pm EST

Ty @ty_wash12
UPDATED: Mason moved his legs and toes on command! #Progress! #prayformason