| News |

Update: Brian Loncar in ICU

Brian Loncar
Keep Dallas Observer Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Dallas and help keep the future of Dallas Observer free.

Editor's note: When I posted this item this morning, it appeared as though no one was seriously injured in last night's accident. Clearly, that has changed, as evidenced by the updates I have posted throughout the day, and the tone of the original item is no longer appropriate. Hence, the alterations below. I am also closing the comments.

From this Dallas Morning News story posted moments ago: "Prominent attorney Brian Loncar was injured Thursday night when a fire engine collided with his Bentley in the Oak Lawn area, Dallas police said ... The accident will likely be ruled as Mr. Loncar's fault because he 'failed to yield right of way to an emergency vehicle.'" --Robert Wilonsky

Update: The Dallas Morning News is now reporting that Loncar's "in critical condition" at Parkland Memorial Hospital. But, further in the story, it also notes that "the nature and extent of Mr. Loncar’s injuries were unknown and hospital officials declined to confirm whether he was at the hospital. No one at his firm could be reached for comment."

Update to the Update: Elaine Liner received an e-mail from actress Sue Loncar, Brian's wife and owner of Contemporary Theatre of Dallas, concerning Brian's condition. Her missive is after the jump, in full.

Its really serious! Its amazing he survived. Already had several surgeries. Intensive care. Will be there weeks. Lost spleen. Shattered pelvis-detached bladder-lot alot of blood-keeping him sedated and on a ventilator. NIGHTMARE!! Hit by a raging firetruck!

Keep the Dallas Observer Free... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Dallas with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.


Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.