US Boxing Champion Errol Spence Jr Hospitalized after Horrific Car Crash
World champion boxer Errol Spence Jr. was hospitalized following a horrific car crash in Dallas. The welterweight king flipped his Ferrari during the high-speed crash.
The 29-year-old was heading home from a nightclub in his white Ferrari when he crashed and flipped his ride near I-30 at around 3 am.
Spence was thrown out of the car due to the impact of the crash that left his $300K Ferrari 488 Spider in shambles. The police have not determined the cause of the crash yet.
Later that day, CCTV footage of the accident recorded by a nearby security camera emerged online which showed Spence's car flipping as it ejected the boxer.
In a statement, the police revealed that Spence was not wearing a seatbelt when his car crashed.
"The Ferrari veered left over the center median onto the southbound lanes and flipped multiple times, ejecting the driver, who was not wearing a seatbelt."
SPENCE "STABLE" FOLLOWING HOSPITALIZATION
Luckily, the pro boxer survived the horrific accident with some facial lacerations. PBC tweeted an update on Spence's condition Thursday night.
According to the tweet, Spence did not sustain any broken bones and he is "awake and responding."
Unified Welterweight Champ @ErrolSpenceJr was involved in a serious, single-car accident early this morning and is being treated at Dallas-area hospital. Spence is awake & responding and his condition is stable. He did not sustain any broken bones—but has some facial lacerations. pic.twitter.com/owhuxN8sTA— Premier Boxing Champions (@premierboxing) October 10, 2019
According to KTVT television reporter J.D Miles, the boxer is expected to recover after suffering "broken teeth."
The accident area was a devastating sight with Spencer's wrecked car's parts scattered on the road. A lone shoe lay nearby the accident scene.
#BREAKING Sources confirm boxer #ErrolSpence seriously injured in overnight crash along Riverfront Blvd. He was ejected from the car. @DanGodwinFOX4 live with the latest @GoodDayFox4 @FOX4 pic.twitter.com/68mYiogZGs— FOX4Terry (@FOX4Terry) October 10, 2019
BOXERS REACT TO THE ACCIDENT
Following the devastating news, several pro boxers took to social media to extend their prayers for Spence.
Boxer Shawn Porter took to Twitter to send out his prayer for Spence and his family, hoping for his swift recovery.
My dad always tells me “this boxing thing is a part of your life but it’s not going to last forever. U 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.— ShowtimeShawn Porter (@ShowtimeShawnP) October 10, 2019
Spence's former opponent Kell Brook also sent out a Tweet to covey his positive message.
Get well soon champ! Thought are with you and wishing you a full and speedy recovery ❤️ pic.twitter.com/4wATg6SIVk— Kell Brook (@SpecialKBrook) October 10, 2019
Similarly, a fellow welterweight champion Terence Crawford tweeted: "Praying for you champ@ErrolSpenceJr get well we fighters I know you will."