Robert Escobar, 55, was injured in an Oxnard car accident, which officials say, involved a suspected drunk driver. According to a news report in The Ventura County Star, the major injury bicycle collision occurred on Victoria Avenue the night of July 14, 2012. Officials say Escobar was riding his bike north on Victoria Avenue when he was struck by a vehicle driven by 36-year-old Kris Helms. Escobar was transported to an area hospital where he underwent surgery and remains in critical condition. His daughter, Angela Escobar, says her father is in a coma with broken ribs, a collapsed lung, facial injuries and possible brain damage. Helms has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.
My thoughts and prayers go out to Robert Escobar and his family for what they are going through at this time. His daughter says that Escobar, an avid bike rider, is the sole provider for his son and wide. I wish him the very best for a quick and full recovery.
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