Steve Saint Partly Paralyzed Testing New Missionary Tech
Steve Saint sustained a "paralyzing injury" yesterday morning while testing "an experimental wing mounted to a vehicle," according to an email update sent by his company, I-TEC, this afternoon.
The accident has left Saint, whom CT profiled for his efforts to invent a flying car for missionaries in 2010, with "no control of feet or hands"; however, "his mind is clear and he does have some motion and sensation in all four limbs," according to the I-TEC email. The injury may end his career as a test pilot.
I-TEC's Facebook page has more information on the accident and Saint's current health. "Steve was conducting a test on a small aluminum airfoil mounted on a rolling test stand when it became unmounted and struck Steve in the head causing cuts to his head and resulting in whiplash," said an update late this afternoon. "Currently, he has very limited movement capabilities in his arms and legs....