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Man dies of injuries 50 years after car crash: coroner

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ALLENTOWN, Pa. — Authorities say a man died this week of injuries he sustained when he was hit by a vehicle in eastern Pennsylvania a half-century ago.

The Lehigh County coroner’s office said 58-year-old Richard Albright was pronounced dead Monday night at the Good Shepherd Home-Raker Center in Allentown.

Officials said he was one of two young boys injured in a July 1965 accident in Allentown. The other boy had only minor injuries.

The (Allentown) Morning Call says its reports at the time indicate that Albright suffered head injuries and two broken legs. He was reported in critical condition a day after the accident but was said to be “holding his own.”

First Deputy Coroner Eric Minnich said Albright was left basically paralyzed and his injuries “required a lifetime of treatment.”