Florida Highway Patrol released the Florida Traffic Crash Report for University of Central Florida student, Radley Gillis.
According to the report, the accident occurred on April 4 at 11:36 p.m. on State Road 408 heading east. The report says that Gillis was going the speed limit, wearing a helmet and is not believed to have been under the influence of any drugs or alcohol. The road was wet at the time; these wet conditions may have caused the accident.
According to the responding officers narrative, “ The driver of VO1 (Gillis) failed to negotiate the left curve in the roadway and VO1 traveled in a northeasterly direction onto the outside shoulder of the roadway where the front right and right side of VO1 struck a guardrail.”
After the crash, Gillis was incapacitated and was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center by Orange County Fire Department/EMS, according to the report.
Since the accident, the UCF community has rallied around Gillis to help pay his medical bills. To date, Gillis’ Gofundme has raised, $93650.
This Friday, Gillis’ fraternity, Phi Delta Theta is hosting a 5k to raise money for Gillis. The race dubbed, “Run for Rad” will be from 7-9 p.m. on Memory Mall. Presale tickets are $10 and can be bought here or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets will also be sold for $15 at the race. All proceeds will to directly to Gillis and his family.
Knight News reached out to Phi Delta Theta President Gary Burns, who recently visited Gillis in the hospital. Burns shared his experience seeing Gillis, and also encouraged the UCF community to keep supporting him.
“When I walked in the door, his face lit up when he saw me and it was then that i knew he is undoubtedly still the same Radley that we all know and have grown to love. He’s going to kick recovery’s ass because that’s just who he is, the man thrives off of conquering adversity, he lives on it,” Burns said.
“I can’t emphasize enough how imperative it is that we continue to show our undying support for this man; as it truly is the energy he needs when times are tough. Love you Brother, you’re an inspiration to us all, and I can’t wait to see you out of that damn hospital soon enough,” Burns continued.