NEWS Errol Spence involved in accident, car scrapped after being hit by minor, unlicensed driver

Errol Spence involved in accident, car scrapped after being hit by minor, unlicensed driver

Errol Spence Jr. survived another car crash.

The undefeated WBA/WBC/IBF welterweight champion was the victim of a double-car crash Saturday night at an undisclosed location in the greater Dallas area. Spence’s SUV was head-on hit by an unlicensed underage driver running a red light.

Spence escaped relatively unscathed, though he complained of leg injuries during an Instagram Live session while he waited for nearby authorities to arrive and investigate the scene, capturing the immediate aftermath.

“That muthafucka hit me … screwed up my legs. It was crazy,” Spencer said. “He turned on the light. It always happens to me. I saw him coming too. He ran straight into me.”

The severity of Spence’s leg injury and the exact location of the accident were still undetermined at the time of publication.

The driver’s identity was not disclosed, but understands it was a 14-year-old who was out for a spin in his parents’ car. The unidentified driver ran a red light and crashed into Spence’s SUV, unaware of his surroundings, and the SUV was scrapped in the accident.

“I saw him coming, dying,” Spencer said in disbelief. “He hit me on the head. My car is all metal and heavy as hell. I’m glad my kids aren’t with me. I don’t worry about not having a damn car, shoot.”

Ironically, the incident came as Spence’s divisional opponent Terence ‘Bud’ Crawford (38-0, 29 knockouts) was preparing to defend his WBO welterweight title in Omaha, Nebraska hours before. After months of negotiations, Crawford will face David Avanisian (29-3-1, 17 knockouts) in place of Spencer (28-0, 22 knockouts). ) the undisputed champion.

Saturday’s scare marked at least the third crash for Spence since October 2019. The undefeated southpaw from DeSoto, Texas, survived a crash in October 2019 in which he was seriously injured when he lost control and was ejected from the Ferrari. Spence pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated (DWI) in June 2022, for which he was sentenced to 3 days in jail and ordered to pay $3,400 in court costs.

Spence revealed ahead of his victory over Yodenis Ugas earlier this year that he was involved in a second crash, about three months after the near-fatal crash in October 2019. During that incident, Spencer revealed that he was rear-ended and, while experiencing PTSD, he was literally in shock. is still gathering full details of Saturday’s incident, though at least one person close to Spence said he doesn’t expect anything to happen other than a leg injury and general soreness.

Since defeating Ugas in a tenth-round fight on April 16 and unifying the WBA, WBC and IBF welterweight titles in a Showtime pay-per-view event at AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys in the NFL, Spoon S never competed again. The 32-year-old southpaw’s boxing plans are yet to be determined, though it has been strongly suggested that he next faces WBC mandatory challenger and former unified WBA/WBC welterweight champion Keith Thurman (30-1, 22KOs) in 2023. first quarter.

Jake Donovan is a senior writer for Twitter: @JakeNDaBox

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