Three of the four ACU students involved in the one-car rollover accident on Sunday night have been released from Hendrick Medical Center. One of the students, Michelle Weidenaar from Arvada, Colorado, went into surgery after arriving at the hospital and is now in stable condition.
Philomena DeHoyos from Seguin, Kristopher Normand from Fort Knox, Kentucky and Shalina Sadruddin from Carrollton were treated and released within a few hours of the accident, according to an email from Jan Meyer, interim vice president of student life and dean of students.
According to the police report, Normand was driving the three other students north on Loop 322 south of the airport at 8:39 p.m. when he thought he saw something in the road. He swerved to the right and overcorrected to the left, causing the vehicle to skid across the road. The vehicle then flipped upside down and landed on the guardrail in the median.
Normand was issued a citation for failing to alter course with safety. According to the police report, the accident is under investigation.
Savannah Hostetter, freshman political science major from Los Fresnos, said Weidenaar was sitting behind Normand on the left side of the car, which received the most damage.
“She had surgery on her left knee and won’t be able to walk for a while. Her entire left leg is in a brace,” Hostetter said. “She also hurt her back and is in a brace.”
Hostetter spend Sunday night at the hospital and is planning to room with Weidnaar in the dorm this fall.
“I was really hoping our first time rooming together wouldn’t be in the hospital,” Hostsetter said.