Bluffton Crash Survivor Tim Berta to Speak at Adrian College

On March 18, Berta will discuss his struggle and survival in the years following the tragedy.

ADRIAN, Mich. – Adrian College presents Tim Berta, Bluffton Baseball bus crash survivor, who will speak on March 18 at 12:00 p.m. in Dawson Auditorium.

In March 2007, seven passengers, including five Bluffton baseball players, lost their lives in a deadly bus crash on their way to a baseball tournament during spring break. Among the original 29 survivors, one, Tim Berta, has had his life forever altered. Berta, who was in a coma for weeks, in the hospital for months, and in rehab for even longer afterward, was told he would never walk again. Now at the age of 28, Berta is battling to live on his own, and find a way to take part in the game he still loves.

This event, recognizing Disability Awareness Week on campus, is free and open to the public. Dawson Auditorium is located off Charles Street on the campus of Adrian College. A campus map is available online at

For more information, please contact, Danielle Ward at 517.265.5161 x 4094 or via email at