Tom Brady car accident news brought Foxboro to a halt. However, the Tom Brady car accident was not severe and, in fact, Brady’s car accident didn’t even stop him from going to Gillette Stadium. Still, Patriots fans know full well how fragile his health can be after he lost his entire 2008 season to a leg injury. Nothing that severe happened to him today, as he didn’t even need to be hospitalized. Yet followers hope that the Tom Brady car accident isn’t a bad omen as the regular season nears.
According to the Boston Globe, Brady’s sedan collided with a passenger van at 6:34 a.m.. The crash occurred at Commonwealth Avenue and Gloucester Street, with an eyewitness alleging that the driver of the van ran through a red light.
Although the Tom Brady car accident buzz is around the New England quarterback, the other driver appears to be in much worse shape. The Globe reported that Brady was able to get out and walk around, but that the other driver had to be taken to the hospital. Authorities needed the Jaws of Life to get him out, while a passenger in the van was reportedly unconscious.
The Boston Herald has a picture of Brady’s car being put on a tow truck, as most of the damage was done to the front end. Eye-witness accounts state that the impact was loud and high-impact, so the Tom Brady car accident likely looked worse than it really was. At least, that appears to be the case for Brady.
Despite the obvious fears, the Patriots stated that Brady would be on his way to work. The team is three days away from their opening game against the Bengals, as they try to make one more Super Bowl run. Prior to the Tom Brady car accident, the biggest news about their star was whether he could iron out a contract extension before game time.
But now, fear over his health has returned for the morning, which is something that fans did not want to think about again. Ever since his leg injury in 2008, Brady has been trying to return to his Super Bowl-winning form. He couldn’t do it last year, and this year the Patriots are considered underdogs to the Jets in the AFC East.
The Tom Brady car accident may not alter what happens on the field this year, one way or the other. Yet it is the second car crash that a major, multi-award-winning sports star has been in during the last 10 months. Of course, Tiger Woods’ crash was near his home, and was merely the tip of the iceberg.
For Brady, his car accident aftermath shouldn’t be so disastrous, although the Bengals will try to make it so on Sunday afternoon.
Boston Globe- “Patriots QB Tom Brady takes hit in Boston car accident, but expected at stadium”
Boston Herald- “Behold! Here is a picture of Patriots QB Tom Brady’s car, post-accident”