The owner of downtown Fort Worth’s Reata restaurant was recovering in the hospital Tuesday night, optimistic that he’ll fully recover from being hit by a vehicle near his restaurant.
Mike Micallef was walking with Reata employees about 9:30 a.m. downtown when a wrong-way driver crashed into an SUV at the intersection of Sixth and Throckmorton streets, sending the SUV into pedestrians — the Reata group — at the corner.
Micallef was the only one hospitalized because of the wreck, and he posted on Facebook later Monday that he had a crushed skull and fractured vertebra, among other injuries.
The wrong-way driver was issued citations, according to the Fort Worth Police Department.
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Micallef could not be reached for comment Tuesday, but he posted on Facebook that he was recovering, but not sure when he’d be able to go home.
Thousands of well-wishers online have expressed thoughts and prayers for Micallef on social media.