|Born||June 11, 1963 (age 56)|
Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.
In October 1981, Kimball was struck head-on by a drunken driver. Every bone in his face was fractured, his left leg broken, the ligaments in his knee torn, his liver was lacerated, he had a depressed skull fracture and his spleen had to be removed. When he returned to diving in the summer of 1982, he made the World Championships on platform and earned a bronze medal as well as the nickname "The Comeback Kid."
On August 1, 1988, two weeks before the U.S. Olympic diving trials, Kimball, drunk, plowed into a crowd of teenagers while driving an estimated 70 to 90 miles per hour (110 to 140 km/h), killing two boys and injuring four others. Despite the tragedy, Kimball took part in the trials, but failed to make the team. He subsequently pleaded guilty to two counts vehicular manslaughter and was sentenced to seventeen years in prison. He was released on November 24, 1993, after serving less than five years. As a part of his sentence, his driving privileges were revoked by Judge Harry Coe, and were reinstated in 2018.
- "Sincerely, Bruce D. Kimball", St Petersburg Times, by Susan Taylor Martin, July 27, 2003.
- "Kimball, who killed two teens, can get driver's license again"[permanent dead link], CBS Sports Online, December 22, 2004.