Rewind: On this present day in 2009 Shawn McKay handed away


Remembering Brumbies ahead Shawn McKay, who on this present day in 2009, handed away in a Durban hospital after he was hit by an armed-response automobile.

The 26-year-old McKay had captained the Australia Rugby Sevens crew from 2005 till 2008, earlier than signing with the Brumbies forward of the 2009 Tremendous 14 season.

Following the Brumbies’ 35-14 loss to the Sharks at Kings Park on 28 March, McKay spent an evening out with 15 of his teammates – Mark Gerrard, Stirling Mortlock, Nic Henderson, George Smith, Josh Holmes, Christian Leali’ifano, Salesi Ma’afu, Adam Ashley-Cooper, Gene Fairbanks, Patricks Phibbs, Ben Hand, Huia Edmonds, Tyrone Smith, Francis Fainifo and Peter Kimlin.

However after they left a nightclub at 4:15am on 29 March, McKaw was hit by an armed-response automobile whereas crossing the highway on his technique to the crew bus.

Springbok and Sharks prop Jannie du Plessis, who’s a practising physician, noticed the accident exterior the Durban nightspot and was the primary to take care of Mackay to assist him breathe earlier than an ambulance arrived.

McKay sustained spinal harm, a fractured cranium and a damaged leg. He underwent surgical procedure and hung out in a medically induced coma earlier than he tragically handed away from cardiac arrest eight days after the accident.

RIP Shawn McKay.

Shawn McKay performed for the Brumbies
Shawn McKay in motion for the Australian Sevens crew

Photographs: Getty Pictures


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