It is against the law in the state of Massachusetts to leave the scene of an accident without first contacting authorities. Remaining at an accident site can make the difference between life and death for accident victims, as quick emergency response times are crucial in treating many different kinds of serious injuries. Beyond that, it is important for people who are involved in any kind of collision to relay the sequence of events that they experienced to authorities.
Serious questions are now being raised over the potential involvement of a professional football player in a recent collision after his vehicle was discovered near the accident. The rear-end collision in question was reported by a driver who claimed to have been rear-ended by a vehicle that fled the scene of the accident. The driver and two other people were inside the vehicle at the time of the collision, including a 12-year-old boy, and they reportedly heard what sounded like an explosion upon impact. Even though specifics were not provided, minor injuries were sustained in the accident.
The possible role of a former New England Patriots linebacker in the injury collision was being considered by accident investigators and Massachusetts State Police since there was evidence to suggest that his vehicle may have also been involved in an incident. The football player’s vehicle was found near the hit-and-run collision, and reportedly showed damage to its front end. According to the GPS roadside assistance service equipped in the vehicle, the driver of the car claimed to have struck an animal before abandoning the vehicle.
Investigators had yet to identify who was driving the football player’s car prior to it being abandoned. There was also no word on whether criminal charges would be filed in the case.
Source: WWLP.com, “Attorney believes Spikes was involved in a hit-and-run accident,” Courtney Caligiuri, June 9, 2015