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Jacobsen’s Condition Improves to Fair

Eric Jacobsen, critically injured in a car accident Sept. 4, remains in the UC Davis Hospital intensive care unit but his condition has been upgraded from serious to fair, hospital spokespersons said Tuesday.

Jacobsen, a three-year starter on the La Canada High football team who graduated in 1988, sustained head, brain and facial injuries when his 1982 Toyota pickup, driven by a University of Nevada-Reno classmate, ran into the back of a slow-moving tractor trailer.

According to a California Highway Patrol representative, the accident occured on I-80, 35 miles east of Auburn.

Jacobsen, 19, co-Most Valuable Player of the Rio Hondo League and a Times’ All-Glendale football selection, is attending Reno on a football scholarship.

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Jacobsen was en route to football practice when the accident occured.


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