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UT Student Remains in Critical Condition

Published: October 30, 2006

UT freshman Natasha Sackett, 18, was critically injured in a vehicle accident at the corner of Kennedy Boulevard and S. Hyde Park Avenue Sunday, Oct. 29, and remains in critical condition at Tampa General Hospital as of Nov. 6.


“Our hearts and prayers go out to Natasha as we hope for the best outcome from this unfortunate accident,” said Bob Ruday, dean of students.


The accident occurred about 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, as Natasha was traveling east on Kennedy Boulevard on her motorbike when a Honda Accord going west on Kennedy turned onto S. Hyde Park in front of her. She collided with the car. The driver of the Accord was charged in the accident.


Natasha's family has asked that there be no calls, visitors, flowers or gifts to Natasha at this time. Due to a large number of requests for updates on Natasha's status, her family has created a blog at