Some folks have asked me how KSTP-AM program director Steve Konrad made it though the weekend after a horrific Thursday evening motorcycle crash. On Friday, I noted Steve (who was wearing a helmet) was in critical condition with bleeding on the brain — though, thankfully, the resulting pressure was well below what physicians judge “concerning.”
There were encouraging signs over the weekend, reports Hubbard Broadcasting exec Dan Seeman. While Steve remains heavily sedated, his condition stabilized enough so that doctors could operate on a badly broken wrist today. Seeman says he heard from KSTP’s TV side that Konrad’s condition had been upgraded from critical to serious.
By the way, there were some initial media reports that the driver who caused Steve’s crash had left the scene. That was apparently incorrect; KSTP now reports the driver, who lost a mattress from atop his SUV, “stopped and waited for investigators after he realized what had happened.” The State Patrol says he will be charged, but probably not with a felony because there was no intent to injure.