MMA conditioning expert Billy Rush in hospital

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emfleek
8/14/09 8:14:06AM
Police: Man shoots own leg, crashes his pickup

A Germantown man who apparently shot himself in the leg was flown to an area hospital Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 12, after crashing his pickup truck into two vehicles before striking a utility pole.

Billy Rush, 35, of Germantown, drove his Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck into a utility pole at 12:26 p.m. in front of 1270 E. Second St., minutes after he drove eastward out of a Shell gas station, crossing three lanes before he was struck by a Chevrolet Impala, said Franklin police Chief Gordon Ellis. The pickup then traveled into a parking lot and struck a parked car, then headed back onto the road and struck the pole, he said.

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mrsmiley
8/14/09 9:41:44AM
I live in middletown and went to school with his brother in Carlisle.

I know his brother got pretty bad off on drugs,but from what I had herd of Billy he was always pretty straigt laced. (what I had herd anyway).
I know the shot happened somewhere around the Wal-Mart in Franklin.

Hope he makes a fast recovery.
AO
8/14/09 12:57:40PM
at least he didnt kill anyone.
Brain_Smasher
8/14/09 4:06:26PM
I hope this means Rush has been training Rampage Jackson.



Hope Rush gets better. I wonder if Billy is still working with Franklin. Gurgel and MFS? I know Jorge Gurgels school is in Middletown, OH.
WheelchairBandit
8/14/09 5:22:31PM
He's lucky he's still alive after taking a 44 through the leg at point blank range.

Here's the thing about firearms-no matter how careful you are,you will have at least one accidental discharge in your life.That's why you practise safe gun handling at all times until it becomes second nature,so when it does happen,no one gets hurt.Obviously Billy got a little too lax,and it cost him.Hope he heals up and I'm sure he's learned his lesson now.

WB.
ncordless
8/14/09 5:34:20PM
Depending on the type of ammunition and whether it hit bone, he will be lucky to keep the leg. A .44 is no joke. Why he was messing around with a loaded one in a way that caused it to go off is beyond me. Revolvers are not known for accidental discharges... he must have dropped it on the hammer or something.

Sucks to hear... but it also sounds like he was not practicing decent gun safety.

Hope he gets well regardless.
mrsmiley
8/14/09 10:12:12PM

Posted by Brain_Smasher

I hope this means Rush has been training Rampage Jackson.



Hope Rush gets better. I wonder if Billy is still working with Franklin. Gurgel and MFS? I know Jorge Gurgels school is in Middletown, OH.




Actualy he moved locations........

My gym used to be next door to his,and man he just ran out of room.
That parking lot was always packed.

Can't remember where he moved to now though.
Brain_Smasher
8/14/09 10:17:56PM
Really. I knew he opened a new gym a few years ago that was very big. It believe it was in the Cincy/middletown area. I havent been training in over a year. So not real sure. BUt a few of the guys i trained with went down there all the time to sharpen their game.
mrsmiley
8/15/09 1:53:58PM
Yeah it's still in the area,but not directly in the heart of Middletown anymore.
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