Gav trustee in medically induced coma after accident

 

Gavilan College trustee and Morgan Hill resident Mike Davenport, 46, remains in the hospital after he fell off the roof of his RV Monday.

Davenport suffered a head injury and was placed in a medically induced coma at San Jose Regional Medical Center, according to Gavilan board president Laura Perry.

Davenport is in stable condition in the hospital’s intensive care unit, where doctors have taken measures to relieve pressure on his brain resulting from the injury, Perry said. 

Davenport’s colleague Jeff Burrus of the Morgan Hill Cigar Company said Tuesday afternoon that Davenport’s wife, Terri Davenport, reported that hospital staff asked his family and visitors to go home “so that Mike can have complete quiet and as little stimulation as possible.” 

He is currently expected to be out of the ICU in one to three days, Burrus added. 

The accident happened at the Chevron gas station on Cochrane Road about 3 p.m. Monday, Perry said. Davenport pulled into the gas station to fill up the tank of his motor home. He climbed onto the roof of the RV to make a repair, and fell off the vehicle onto the pavement below. 

He was transported by ambulance to the hospital, Burrus said. 

Terri Davenport said, through Perry, that she and her family are grateful for all the support they have received from the community so far. 

“She wants everybody to keep the family in their prayers,” Perry said. 

Mike Davenport, 46, joined the Gavilan College board of trustees in 2008. He is also the president and CEO, as well as a partner of the Morgan Hill Cigar Company. 

He is a manager at Cisco Systems, and is the owner or partial owner of other small companies, including a lounge in Roseville, Burrus added. 

Davenport has been involved in a number of civic activities in Morgan Hill, including the local Rotary Club of which he is still a member, and he is a former planning commissioner. 

Burrus, who is the managing partner of the Morgan Hill Cigar Company, said Davenport’s friends and associates from the shop wish him a speedy recovery.

“All of the partners and members of the Morgan Hill Cigar Company are concerned, and we are sending our hopes and prayers to him and his family,” Burrus said.

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