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72-year-old motorcyclist from Matt Bush’s DUI hit-and-run case finally released from hospital

Apr 11, 2012, 10:15 PM EDT

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Good news, courtesy of the Tampa Bay Times‘ Marc Topkin:

Tony Tufano, 72, the victim in the Rays minor league RHP Matt Bush DUI hit-and-run crash, was released from the hospital today and is home, daughter in law Shannon Moore said.

Tufano is using a walker and will receive home care, with family attorney Richard Hirsch saying there’s a “long road” to recovery with “hundreds of thousands” in medical bills. But Moore said the family is excited for Tufano’s return.

Bush is still in jail in Charlotte County, Florida with a $1.015 million bond. It was revealed recently that he was actually involved in three different wrecks on March 22, and he currently faces seven separate charges.

The Rays placed Bush on the restricted list on March 30. He’s doubtful to ever pitch professionally again.

  1. Old Gator - Apr 11, 2012 at 11:17 PM

    Good to know that he’s more or less recovering. For a while there it didn’t look very good. Now, let’s put Matt Bush to work making up for his vehicular peccadilloes with a long, long career stamping license plates in the Florida penal system.

  2. astrosfan75956 - Apr 11, 2012 at 11:35 PM

    Matt Bush deserves at least 10 years.

  3. thom4msu - Apr 11, 2012 at 11:45 PM

    He’s a buddy of mine. Understand that alcoholism is a disease. I hope he gets out soon so he and I can discuss what he has done over a few beers.

    • jason9696 - Apr 11, 2012 at 11:55 PM

      If that’s true which I doubt it is. Your friend’s a loser and I doubt you’ll be seeing him anytime soon unless you visit him in jail. Have a drink to that.

      • Old Gator - Apr 12, 2012 at 12:13 AM

        Jason, re-tune your antennae for “irony.”

    • Jonny 5 - Apr 12, 2012 at 8:20 AM

      Not funny.

      • cltjump - Apr 12, 2012 at 12:01 PM

        At all.

  4. indaburg - Apr 12, 2012 at 5:05 AM

    Happy gramps is doing ok. Hopefully, he’ll be able to ride his Harley again soon. As for Bush, he was involved in two other hit and runs on the same stretch of fairly busy road (US 41 aka Tamiami Trail, heading south) over a two hour span in the middle of the afternoon. You would have thought highway patrol could have caught him prior to him seriously hurting anyone. Not to take any blame off of Bush. This is squarely on his drunken ass.

  5. whittle79 - Apr 12, 2012 at 11:00 PM

    To bad ! I hope he gets his life on track !

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