Three seniors from Lafayette High School are lucky to be alive after a serious car accident on New Year's Eve. The crash occurred when an oncoming car hydroplaned, crossed the centerline, and hit the students' car head on. The airbags in the students' car deployed and they survived. But, all three sustained serious injuries.
One of the three, a varsity cheerleader, suffered fractures in the bones of his foot, requiring the installation of plates. Another student, a piano major at the school, suffered a lacerated spleen and required surgery for a broken collarbone. The third student, also a piano major, fractured both ankles and a wrist and sustained damage to two vertebrae.