Junior hurt in accident Sunday

A University junior and member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity was severely injured in a car accident early Sunday morning, and remains in critical condition at a Cleveland-area hospital.

Tom Hayn, 21, was returning to his home in Parma Sunday just after 1:30 a.m. from a bonfire, when a black 2000 Oldsmobile Alero, traveling “at a high rate of speed” according to Parma Heights police, ran a red light and struck Hayn’s 1994 Olds Cutlass.

The collision struck Hayn’s Cutlass on the passenger side, sending it spinning out of control and into a traffic light pole.

Hayn was taken by paramedics to MetroHealth Medical Center, where he remains in critical condition. The driver of the Alero admitted to drinking alcoholic beverages and had blood drawn for testing. Charges are pending while police wait for the blood test results, and determine the victim’s health status.