Girl Injured In Crash At OSU Homecoming Parade Is Recovering

Monday, October 26th 2015, 7:08 pm
By: News 9

When little Hadley Wyatt arrived at the hospital, she had a brain bleed which caused a lot of concern, and lots of cuts and abrasions all over her face and body.

But her family says she is slowly recovering, and she's had quite a few special visitors during her stay at the hospital.

Members of the Oklahoma City Thunder basketball team came to the Children's Hospital Monday afternoon to surround little Hadley with love and support.

The little girl was all smiles, despite the painful cuts and scrapes on her face. She also had a visit from OSU president Burns Hargis and his wife as well as from Governor Mary Fallin and her husband.

The family shared a video of little Hadley taken by her father just a few weeks ago before the crash that injured her and more than 40 other people and resulted in the death of four others, including a 2-year-old boy who the Wyatt family bonded with while in the hospital.

News 9 spoke with Hadley's uncle about the crash which he witnessed firsthand.

“Well there are a lot of people that are hurting from this tragedy and we just need continued prayer," he said.

Michael Haddad said he was standing by Hadley just moments before, and had gone to pick up his OSU football game tickets across the street when he heard a car accelerating and then saw it crash into the crowd that had gathered for the homecoming parade.

“Everyone keeps screaming, 'stop slow down,'” Haddad said. “I'm running towards the street, screaming and there's nothing I can do!”

Haddad said he saw the car smash into a police motorcycle and then barrel into the crowd of people.

“I just ran over to where we were sitting where my niece was sitting and she wasn't there. The bike was there,” Haddad said.

Hadley's father found her several feet away, and rushed her to the hospital.

He was still to overcome with emotion to talk.

“Its a bad tragedy,” Haddad said. “But it definitely does bring us all closer together.”

Hadley Wyatt's family continues to pray for all who were involved in Saturday's crash, including Adacia Chambers and her family.

A GoFundMe account has been established for Hadley Wyatt.