Posted on Jan 30, 2013

The holidays are an especially dangerous time to be driving in the state of Texas, as witness a recent accident that may have ruined the prospects of one of the most promising young pitchers on the Cincinnati Reds' roster.

According to a recent article in the Kentucky Post, Mason Felt, a fifth-round draft pick of the Cincinnati Reds in 2012, was driving with his father in San Angelo, Texas on December 15 when the vehicle ran off the road in broad daylight. Mason's father, 51-year-old Richard Felt, died at the scene; authorities later determined that he was not wearing a seat belt. Mason himself, who was driving the car, was properly strapped in, and wound up in the local hospital in critical condition. News reports said he was “improving” a couple of days after the accident.

To quote from the Kentucky Post, “Felt, 18, was traveling eastbound on Interstate 10 just outside Ozona, Texas around 10 a.m. Sunday when his 2004 Ford pickup truck drifted onto the shoulder and off the road...According to police, Mason Felt attempted to overcorrect, went through both lanes of traffic into the center median and overturned the truck.” Felt, a Georgia native had signed with the Reds for $317,000 and was scheduled to pitch this spring in the Arizona Rookie League.

We send our condolences to the Felt family, and we wish Mason Felt a quick and complete recovery from his injuries.

Are you a Texas resident who was seriously injured in a car accident? You may be able to recover damages from the responsible party. Contact Dallas/Ft. Worth traffic injury attorney Jim Zadeh today at 888-713-5418 to find out what he can do for you!

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