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Dan Licardo Needs Our Help!

Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:10 pm
by Bitter Clinger
Dan Licardo, who I believe is affiliated with Crossfire Training, was involved in a horrific accident on Labor Day and is literally fighting for his life in a Flower Mound, Texas, hospital.

Dan is a former Navy Seal and a real American warrior.

https://www.gofundme.com/dan-licardo-needs-our-help

Re: Dan Licardo Needs Our Help!

Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:00 pm
by Deltaboy
Prayers sent for him as he recovers! :tiphat:

Re: Dan Licardo Needs Our Help!

Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:02 pm
by bbhack
Sent a small gift and prayers.

Re: Dan Licardo Needs Our Help!

Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:13 am
by warnmar10
I wish him Godspeed on his journey to recovery.

Isn't that more damage than you'd expect in a typical 45MPH crash? I can't tell a thing from the image, I wonder if that is a new aluminum Ford?

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Re: Dan Licardo Needs Our Help!

Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:59 am
by Bitter Clinger
warnmar10 wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:13 am
I wish him Godspeed on his journey to recovery.

Isn't that more damage than you'd expect in a typical 45MPH crash? I can't tell a thing from the image, I wonder if that is a new aluminum Ford?
How did you arrive at the 45 mph figure?

Re: Dan Licardo Needs Our Help!

Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:40 am
by warnmar10
Bitter Clinger wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:59 am
How did you arrive at the 45 mph figure?
It is a 45 MPH speed limit. But there is more that may explain the extraordinary damage:
About 6:38 p.m., a vehicle traveling southbound on FM 2499 crossed the center median at Churchill Road and entered the northbound lanes, according to Flower Mound Police Capt. Shane Jennings. The vehicle struck two other vehicles before hitting a tree and coming to a stop.
The crash is still under investigation and the cause has not been determined as of Wednesday, Jennings said, adding that it doesn’t appear any citations will be issued.
http://www.crosstimbersgazette.com/2018 ... wer-mound/

The crash was at 2499/Sagebrush, not Churchill.

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Google Street View
https://www.google.com/maps/@33.0302218 ... 312!8i6656

Re: Dan Licardo Needs Our Help!

Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:30 pm
by gtolbert09
warnmar10 wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:40 am
Bitter Clinger wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:59 am
How did you arrive at the 45 mph figure?
It is a 45 MPH speed limit. But there is more that may explain the extraordinary damage:
About 6:38 p.m., a vehicle traveling southbound on FM 2499 crossed the center median at Churchill Road and entered the northbound lanes, according to Flower Mound Police Capt. Shane Jennings. The vehicle struck two other vehicles before hitting a tree and coming to a stop.
The crash is still under investigation and the cause has not been determined as of Wednesday, Jennings said, adding that it doesn’t appear any citations will be issued.
http://www.crosstimbersgazette.com/2018 ... wer-mound/

The crash was at 2499/Sagebrush, not Churchill.

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Google Street View
https://www.google.com/maps/@33.0302218 ... 312!8i6656
I live about a mile from there. Witnesses were saying that he tried to beat the red light at the intersection and sped up, unfortunately the car in front of him decided to stop suddenly. He clip it as he tried to go around it, crossed the median, hit another car, knocked down a light pole and hit the tree.

He was airlifted via Careflight to Parkland's Level 5 Trauma Center.

He's in critical condition. He's received 24 blood transfusions, Coded once on the table, and lost both legs.

Re: Dan Licardo Needs Our Help!

Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:56 pm
by Bitter Clinger
Updated Crosstimbers Gazette article now states:

“Licardo suffered a seizure due to TBI [traumatic brain injury] while driving. His vehicle went off the road, impacting a tree at high speed. It took emergency crews 45 minutes to cut Dan out of the truck,” according to the Navy SEALs Fund website.

http://www.crosstimbersgazette.com/2018 ... wer-mound/

https://navy-seals-fund.networkforgood. ... an-licardo

Re: Dan Licardo Needs Our Help!

Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:09 am
by gtolbert09
Bitter Clinger wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:56 pm
Updated Crosstimbers Gazette article now states:

“Licardo suffered a seizure due to TBI [traumatic brain injury] while driving. His vehicle went off the road, impacting a tree at high speed. It took emergency crews 45 minutes to cut Dan out of the truck,” according to the Navy SEALs Fund website.

http://www.crosstimbersgazette.com/2018 ... wer-mound/

https://navy-seals-fund.networkforgood. ... an-licardo
That's good that they updated the article.

My neighbor is a member of Crossfire and a friend of Dan's and he even mentioned that the witness accounts didn't sound like something Dan would do especially with kids in the truck with him.

Re: Dan Licardo Needs Our Help!

Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:10 am
by ScottDLS
My wife was driving by the accident shortly after it happened, before FMFD got there. There were multiple persons already rendering aid, so she did not remain, but she said it was really bad. The pictures definitely prove that.

Re: Dan Licardo Needs Our Help!

Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:20 am
by NJ_Expat
Drove past this accident with my wife as the helo was lifting off the deck and heading to the hospital. It was ugly, to say the least. The seizure makes a lot more sense now, because at the time, I was blown away that anybody would be driving that fast in a 45 mph zone to do that much damage to a vehicle. Sad day. Hope he pulls through, although he will be in a world of hurt if he does.