Press Release SALT LAKE CITY - An adult male golden eagle nicknamed "Crash", went through the windshield of a semi-truck on Aug. 4h pushing the windshield onto the driver's lap then ending up on the floor of the cab dazed, confused, but still alive. Initial tests showed him in remarkable condition with what appeared to be "relatively minor" head and eye trauma along with a laceration on its right wing. Over the weekend Crash started showing signs of "abnormal wing droop" which caused concern and required more x-rays of his right wing. Monday morning the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah took their newest patient back to Parrish Creek Veterinary Clinic to place four external pins in the carpus bone of the right wing to stabilize a fracture. Surgery went well and Dr Folland DVM suggested that there is still a good chance for full recovery. Examination of Crash's left eye still showed some cloudiness, but he is responding to visual stimulus and taking food presented to him. He is currently on antibiotics for the surgery, anti-inflammatory eye drops and also antifungal medication as a precautionary to guard against aspergillosis. Aspergillosis is a respiratory infection (fungus/mold) which eagles become highly susceptible to when under high stress. If you would like to help support the care, feeding and medical treatment of Crash or any of the other almost 300 birds currently in WRC's care, please click on the "Donate" button on our homepage or mail donations to WRCNU at our mailing address also located on our site at www.wrcnu.org.