Cam Newton avoids serious injury in car accident, per reports
The Panthers quarterback escaped serious injury when his truck overturned in an accident on Tuesday afternoon.
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was apparently not seriously injured in a car accident that overturned his pickup truck early Tuesday afternoon in Charlotte, according to Kelli Bartik of WCCB in Charlotte and other reports. He did not suffer any broken bones, and doctors were examining his for internal injuries.
The Carolina Panthers released a statement saying that Newton is in “fair” condition, and that he will be held overnight for tests and observation.
Police told reporters that Newton was placed on a stretcher and taken to the hospital as a precautionary method. Authorities also said that he was communicating and asked not to be taken to the hospital after the accident.
Another car was involved in the accident. Newton was driving his truck, and was the only person in the vehicle. The second car had a passenger along with the driver. Early reports did not include an update on the status of the other car’s driver, but police officers told media on the scene that they did not believe anyone involved in the accident to be seriously injured.
The accident occurred on the Church Street bridge over I-277 in uptown Charlotte, in front of Bank of American Stadium, at approximately 12:30 p.m. ET. The other car involved in the accident was reportedly crossing the street when Newton’s truck hit it. Additional details about the accident were not available.
The Panthers said that they were aware of Newton’s accident and that the quarterback had not suffered any “life-threatening” injuries shortly after it happened. The team did not comment on his availability to practice or play.