Is Grayson Murray OK? PGA golfer gets 50 STITCHES following horrific scooter accident

Is Grayson Murray OK? PGA golfer gets 50 STITCHES following horrific scooter accident
Grayson Murray was heavily injured after being involved in a major accident (Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

SOUTHAMPTON PARISH, BERMUDA:  American professional golfer, Grayson Murray was injured in a serious scooter accident on Tuesday, October 25, causing him to withdraw from his PGA Tour season debut at the Butterfield Bermuda Championship.

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According to the Royal Gazette, Murray, 29, was involved in a three-vehicle collision and suffered multiple injuries. Murray's caddie, Douglas Schwimer, was also tangled up in the wreck.

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Scooters are the most convenient form of transportation in Bermuda and tourists are not allowed to rent cars. On October 25, Murray was traveling back to his hotel after spending the afternoon at the beach when he steered around a bend and drew close to the center line. The car on the opposite side also neared the center line resulting in Murray colliding with the corner of the front of the vehicle and rolling 20 feet.

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Doug Schwimer, Murray's caddie for the week, was traveling on a different scooter just behind him and attempted to stop and help as he saw the tragedy happen. Schwimer fell off because he was moving too fast to stop in time, but he merely suffered some rashes and bruises and wasn't sent to the hospital.


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Murray was unconscious after the collision but had a faint memory of waiting for the ambulance, he told Golfweek. He recalled telling people his knee hurt a lot, and witnesses urging him to try to stay awake. He has no recollection of being taken to the hospital.

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"Honestly, I'm pretty fortunate because the helmet saved me. If it wasn't for my knee and stitches in my left hand, I would try to play," Murray said of the accident. "It is nobody's fault. Riding on the opposite side of the road is already confusing and the roads in Bermuda are narrow and sketchy."

Although Murray did not break any bones, he did require 50 stitches, including 25 for his face, 10 for his leg, and the rest for different areas of his body. He plans to visit a specialist at home in North Carolina because he thinks he may have damaged some knee ligaments.

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Murray has battled with alcohol issues in the past. He is sober now and claims that alcohol was not involved in the accident, reports Golfweek. 

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