River Rats Voice Hennessey Injured In Team Bus Crash
February 23, 2009 at 5:19 AM (PT)
Minor league hockey ALBANY RIVER RATS radio broadcaster JOHN HENNESSEY was among five people, including four players, seriously injured in a bus accident early THURSDAY morning on the MASSACHUSETTS TURNPIKE. HENNESSEY was treated at BERKSHIRE MEDICAL CENTER in PITTSFIELD, MA but visited with players in the locker room FRIDAY afternoon, telling FOX affiliate WXXA-TV (FOX 23), "I just remember flying through the air and the next thing I remember is crawling in the snow and then I realized that I was on the highway and a truck was coming and I scampered out of the way."
The bus, carrying HENNESSEY and the team home from a road game in LOWELL, MA, was a replacement for the team's regular bus, which had broken down; the replacement hit a guard rail and rolled over in icy conditions, and MASSACHUSETTS State Police are investigating the speed of the bus at the time of the crash.
HENNESSEY and the RIVER RATS are heard on REGENT Sports WTMM (104.5 THE TEAM)/ALBANY.