George Anthony was driving his wife’s 1999 Toyota 4Runner when he had an accident. Reports state that he was alone at the time.
George veered off the road while driving on Interstate 4 and then flipped his car multiple times when he tried to return into his right lane. It’s believed he might have suffered a seizure while driving.
Casey Anthony’s father George Anthony, 67, was driving on an Interstate in Orlando on Saturday when he lost control of the vehicle and flipped several times. The Florida Highway Patrol said his car veered off the right shoulder of the road.
He then tried swerving it back onto the roadway and lost control. The vehicle flipped several times, crossing all lanes of traffic, before coming to a stop on the left median of the road.
For more on this story go to our Twitter account @amomama_usa. George was airlifted in a helicopter from the scene in a serious condition as he had suffered “incapacitating injuries.”
Reports state that he’s recovering at the Halifax Medical Center. A witness whose 911 call was released claimed to have seen George suffer a seizure before losing control of his car.
Troopers were forced to briefly halt westbound traffic on Interstate 4 so a helicopter could land. George was able to tell a trooper at the scene that he had no memory of what happened before the accident.
He was wearing his seat belt when the incident occurred but the airbag in the vehicle did not deploy. The vehicle was registered under his wife, Cindy.
In 2008, George became famous after his daughter, Casey, 32, was charged with murder after her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee was found dead. During the trial, her defense team alleged that George had molested Casey from the time she was young.
The trial damaged the relationship between the two and they haven’t spoken for several years. A source close to Casey believed she wouldn’t get in touch with her father even though he’s in hospital.
Ten-years-ago on July 15, 2008, Casey's mother, Cindy frantically called the police in Orlando, Florida, to report that she'd just learned that her granddaughter Caylee was missing. It was found that she’d been missing for 31 days.
In December 2008, the toddlers decomposed remains were found in a wooded area not far from the grandparent’s home and two years later Casey’s trial began.