Dallas news media are reporting Errol Spence Jr. has been involved in a severe car accident involving a high-powered Ferrari.
The welterweight star, who added the WBC title to his IBF version against Shawn Porter recently, is ‘expected to survive’ – according to Dallas police.
CBS 11 News, based in Spence’s hometown, revealed the boxer was named to them specifically after reports of the crash.
They said: “Sources tell CBS 11 News the driver of a Ferrari who was seriously injured in a rollover crash in Dallas is local boxing sensation Errol Spence Jr.
Errol Spence car accident
“The crash happened just after 3 a.m. on Riverfront Boulevard near I-30 near downtown. It involved one vehicle.
“According to police, the vehicle was going at a high rate of speed in the northbound lanes in the 500 block of S. Riverfront Boulevard.
“The vehicle went over the center median and flipped multiple times, ejecting the driver. Police say he was not wearing a seatbelt.
“Police say the driver was taken to the hospital in serious condition. He is expected to survive. His identity was not officially released. Sources close to Spence confirmed he was involved in the crash.
“Police are continuing to investigate what may have caused the crash.”
BREAKING: From @jdmiles11
DPD Crash Details:
“A Ferrari traveling at a high rate of speed n/b in the 500 Riverfront Blvd. The Ferrari veered left over the center median onto the southbound lanes and flipped multiple times ejecting the driver who was not wearing a seat belt” https://t.co/9YgNUvveRL
— Madison Sawyer (@MadisonSawyerTV) October 10, 2019
Madison Sawyer of CBD Dallas added: “Sources tell @CBSDFW Pro boxer ERROL SPENCE JR is the “high-profile man” @Dallaspd says was seriously injured.
“He was ejected from the Ferrari he was driving during a rollover crash on Riverfront Blvd. He was transported to the hospital. But he is expected to survive. #BREAKING.”
The 29 year-old is reaching the peak of his powers in the ring. His win over Porter is a Fight of the Year contender for 2019.
Porter sent out his thoughts via social media.
“My dad always tells me, ‘This boxing thing is a part of your life, but it won’t last forever. You still have a lot of life to live after that.’
“With that, I’m praying for @ErrolSpenceJr & his family because he has a lot of life to live, and I pray he recovers quickly & fully,” he told his followers.
Kell Brook, whom Spence beat to win his first world title in Sheffield, stated: “Get well soon champ! Thoughts are with you, and wishing you a full and speedy recovery.”
Currently in intensive care at Methodist Hospital. It’s too early to tell whether his career is in jeopardy.
Undefeated in 26 bouts, Spence is considered one of the best fighters in the world right now. He’s ranked #3 on the WBN P4P Top 50.
Spence’s injuries have not yet been made public. The true extent is unimaginable due to the type of car involved.
Ferrari is a notoriously low vehicle. This means any rollover can be catastrophic to a driver or passengers inside.
Despite police reports of a seatbelt not being strapped, the fact Spence was thrown from the car may be the only positive sign from information released thus far.
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