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He landed in a drainage ditch and suffered a severed trachea, two collapsed lungs, a fractured left shoulder blade, five broken ribs, a small compression fracture in his back, a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, a fractured right fibula and a sprained wrist.One surgeon said Hurley's injuries would have killed 99 out of 100 victims. The Kings' lottery pick and former All-American at Duke and St. Anthony of Jersey City, N.J., returned to the NBA the following season, but was a physically diminished player. He was out of the league by 1998. "I've kind of let it go," said Hurley, now a Wagner College assistant to his brother, Danny. "People make mistakes in life, and with (Wieland), I think it was just carelessness not having his lights on. I don't think there was intent to harm someone. He never apologized, but I don't lose moments in my life to why he didn't or why he wouldn't." Wieland, 55, said that he suffered a shattered femur in the accident, and that he was found covered in gray-blue paint after the cans in his station wagon exploded on impact. Wieland's first trial ended in a hung jury before he was convicted in a February 1995 retrial on a misdemeanor reckless driving charge. He was sentenced to three years' probation and ordered to pay a $300 fine. "I have no memory at all of driving that road that night," Wieland said. "I can't see how I was driving without my headlights on, but that's what was proven. It hurt me in a lot of ways, and not just physically. My customers read the papers, too, and a lot of them dropped off quick. "At the trial I couldn't even get (Hurley) to look at me, and I just felt badly about it. I'm glad to hear he's doing well and that the accident didn't completely take the wind out of his sails." Ian O'Connor is a columnist for ESPNNewYork.com.