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Ken Craig recovering from serious injury
Friday, February 2, 2018 by Jo Clifton
Around City Hall, people have been missing Ken Craig, senior policy advisor to District 5 Council Member Ann Kitchen. Craig suffered serious injury when his truck apparently hit ice on a Slaughter Lane overpass on Jan. 16 and fell 30 feet from the overpass. Mayor Steve Adler and Kitchen both spoke warmly of Craig during Thursday’s City Council meeting. Kitchen noted that he was in an intensive care unit for some time but has now moved to rehabilitation. She did not give out his location, saying that she did not want to encourage visitors because of the current flu epidemic. However, she did encourage Craig’s friends to send cards and warm wishes. Kitchen also said that because Craig had to have transfusions after the wreck, there would be a blood drive at City Hall at some point in the future. Although he was badly injured, Kitchen stressed that he is recovering. His companion did not survive the crash and some observers questioned whether the overpass should have been closed during the rare icy weather.
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