Steve "The Homer" True, a Milwaukee sports-talk personality and the longtime radio voice of Marquette basketball, sustained a serious head injury yesterday morning when the car he was driving was struck by an alleged drunk driver. As of last night, according to TV station WISN, True was listed in critical condition at a local hospital.
In a statement provided last night to WTMJ, True's wife, Nancy, said her husband was doing "pretty well" but that doctors wanted to keep him hospitalized overnight. According to WSAU radio, True was still in the hospital as of early this afternoon.
The car crash happened at a Milwaukee intersection just before 10 a.m. yesterday. City cops told WISN that True's car had a green light and proceeded through the intersection when it was struck by a vehicle that ran a red light. The driver of that other vehicle, an unidentified 44-year-old man, was arrested and charged with intoxicated use of a motor vehicle causing great bodily harm.
Yesterday was Steve True's 59th birthday.
Update: True was released from the hospital on Friday, Nov. 15.