Bas­ket­ball star crit­i­cal after ac­ci­dent

Kalgoorlie Miner - - NEWS - Josh Zim­mer­man

Much-loved WA bas­ket­ball stal­wart An­thony Ex­eter is cling­ing to life in hos­pi­tal after a freak ac­ci­dent on Bus­sell High­way.

Mr Ex­eter was driv­ing near Lud­low with his wife and two chil­dren at 1.15pm on Fri­day when a canopy de­tached from a boat be­ing towed in front of him and slammed into the wind­screen of his car.

The 41-year-old re­ceived se­ri­ous in­juries and was flown to Royal Perth Hos­pi­tal, where he re­mained overnight in crit­i­cal con­di­tion on life sup­port. His wife and kids were not hurt in the in­ci­dent.

Mr Ex­eter played more than 300 games for the Rock­ing­ham Flames and Perth Red­backs in the State Bas­ket­ball League.

He was crowned SBL rookie of the year in his de­but sea­son for the Flames in 1995 and is among few Aus­tralians ever to earn the league’s high­est hon­our, named most valu­able player in 2000.

The driver of the ve­hi­cle tow­ing the boat is help­ing po­lice with their in­quiries.

An­thony Ex­eter and Matt Fos­ter were both SBL MVP’s and are pic­tured here ahead of their 200th game against each other.

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