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Marv Albert Hurt in Car Accident

April 18, 2002

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) _ Sportscasters Marv Albert and Mike Fratello were injured early Thursday when their limousine struck a disabled delivery truck stopped in the southbound lanes of Interstate 295.

Both Fratello, 55, and Albert, 60, were cut on the face and Albert sustained a concussion, state police spokesman Julian Castellanos said.

The men were being held for observation at Helene Fuld Medical Center in Trenton, where they were taken after the 2:55 a.m. accident. No further information on their conditions was available, Castellanos said.

Neither of the two men in the delivery truck was injured, he said.

Limousine driver Michael Breges sustained a broken pelvis in the accident, Castellanos said. Breges was also taken to Helene Fuld, and information about his condition was not immediately available.

A nursing supervisor told The Associated Press that both Albert and Fratello were being evaluated and were in stable condition. The supervisor hung up without giving his name. Calls to the hospital for further information were not immediately returned.

The accident occurred about five miles east of Trenton near the I-195 interchange in Hamilton Township.

Albert had been fired in September 1997 after pleading guilty to biting a woman during a sexual encounter in a Virginia hotel room. He received no jail time, and the assault conviction was erased from his record after he stayed out of trouble for a year.

Fratello, who coached the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks and Cleveland Cavaliers, was hired by NBC in October. He was coach of the year in 1986 with the Hawks. Albert was rehired by NBC in 1999, less than two years after he was fired over a sex scandal.

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