NFL Draft prospect Louisiana WR Michael Jefferson got hit by suspected impaired driver, per cops report

The excitement of the NFL Draft season has been dampened by the news of accident of Louisiana wide receiver Michael Jefferson. According to the police report, the crash was caused by a suspected impaired driver, raising concerns about the safety of the roads. And the need for greater accountability in preventing drunk driving accidents.

Michael Jefferson was involved in a multi-car crash on April 9th in Mobile, Alabama. It resulted in significant injuries for him and the death of a 55-year-old man. 

According to reports, Jefferson’s car collided with a Dodge Charger, which then hit another vehicle. The driver of the Charger was not wearing a seatbelt and died at the scene.

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Authorities suspect that the driver of the Charger, Charles Dunn, was under the influence of both alcohol and drugs at the time of the accident. But the results of his blood test have not been released yet. Jefferson was not suspected of being under the influence. 

The crash report revealed that Jefferson was traveling at 75 MPH in a 65 MPH zone before the collision. And Dunn’s speed was listed as “unknown.” The diagram of the crash provided in the report showed that Dunn’s car had moved into Jefferson’s northbound lane, resulting in a head-on collision. 

Jefferson’s car was then hit by another vehicle after spinning out from the initial impact. His injuries required multiple surgeries. And it is unclear how they will affect his football career. The wide receiver was projected to be taken in next week’s NFL draft before the accident. Some experts even considered him one of the top 30 available receivers in the 2023 draft class.

As we await updates on Michael Jefferson’s condition and his future in football, this tragic incident serves as a reminder of the importance of responsible driving and the need for increased awareness of the dangers of impaired driving. As fans eagerly anticipate the upcoming NFL Draft, let us also remember to prioritize safety on the roads. And do our part in preventing such senseless tragedies from occurring again.


Maheen Zaib

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