Oh no! Seattle Seahawks running back Fred Jackson wrecked his sports car while drag racing his teammate, Marshawn Lynch, on Oct. 20, a new report claims. Fred allegedly lost control of his vehicle, smashed into a large planter box and then a stop sign. Find out all the scary details here.
Drag racing is never smart, and Seattle Seahawks running back Fred Jackson, 34, learned that the hard way on Oct. 20, when he lost control of the black Corvette he was driving, crashed into a large planter box and then a stop sign. His teammate, Marshawn Lynch, 29, was also drag racing, but he luckily drove off uninjured.
Fred is lucky to be alive. The front end of his Corevette is completely smashed in, as shown in a photo on TMZ. The accident happened near the Seahawks’ practice facility outside Seattle, and witnesses told TMZ Fred and Marshawn were racing down a straight away on a public street.
Luckily, no pedestrians were injured, but the same can’t be said for that planter, stop sign, or Fred. After the crash, several Seahawks players allegedly stopped at the accident scene and tried helping Fred out of his car. Police eventually showed up, but TMZ learned that Seahawks staffers took Fred back to their facility. It’s unclear if he has any injuries. But he at least had to be shaken up.
We seriously hope Fred and Marshawn learned their lesson. They could have easily died from drag racing. Fast and Furious actor Paul Walker actually died in a drag racing accident in November 2013. The actor was riding in a Porsche GT in Santa Clarita, California when the driver lost control and crashed into a tree. Fred could just have easily faced the same fate.
Our thoughts go out to Marshawn Lunch during this time. We hope he heals from his injuries (if any) quickly.
— Chris Rogers