Timothy Dwight Dean John Loge is in stable condition after being hit by a car at about 11 p.m. Wednesday.
According to e-mails sent by the college’s master, Dean of Admissions Jeffrey Brenzel, the car struck both Loge and his brother-in-law while they were crossing Union Avenue in front of Union Station. Brenzel said Loge suffered multiple fractures in his lower right leg, a complicated fracture in his upper right arm and extensive bruising, and that he spent seven hours in surgery Thursday to treat his fractures. Loge’s brother-in-law is in a similar condition, Brenzel said, though he did not specify the injuries.
“The surgeon has indicated that the necessary operations were successful and that full recovery should be a matter of time, barring unforeseen complications,” Brenzel wrote.
New Haven Police spokesman Joe Avery wrote in an e-mail that the driver of the car was not at fault. Loge and his brother-in-law were given citations for unlawful use of a highway by a pedestrian after a witness confirmed that the two men stepped onto the street from between two parked cars, Avery said.
Brenzel kept the college updated throughout the day by e-mail, and he and a resident fellow made two announcements during dinner in the TD dining hall.
Students said they were shocked to hear the news Thursday morning, but they expressed relief that Loge’s injuries were not worse.
“I was really upset when I got Master Brenzel’s e-mail this morning,” Timothy Dwight student Alex Hess ’12 said.
Brenzel said that Loge has been fully awake since the accident and doctors have confirmed that Loge suffered no head trauma.