Friend of Hooniverse, Jack Baruth, was involved in a serious car accident over the weekend. Following surgery, he is expected to make a full recovery but his passenger is still in serious condition after being air-lifted to another hospital. Jack’s young son, who was also in the car, was miraculously not injured, which I am sure provided more relief to Jack than any medication ever could.
In his Facebook post, Jack said that ice, not speed, was a factor which caused the 40mph off-set crash with another car. No word on what kind of car he was driving at the time.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Jack and his family, wishing him and his passenger a speedy recovery. We are sure that he’ll be having beers with us at our NYIAS party once again this year.
For those that do not know Jack, until the end of 2013 he was the editor-in-chief of thetruthaboutcars.com where many of his articles exposed the truth about the automotive industry. He also writes for Road & Track and in his spare time time holds a day job, too. And he moonlights as a guitarist; I’m not sure if he ever sleeps. He’s an accomplished racer and his garage holds two Porsches and a Panther. I first met him at Bob Lutz’s CTS-V Challenge, he taught Tim how to drive his Falcon, and stood up for Glucker when no one else did.
UPDATE: Jack answers some questions (CLICKY)