Tom Brady Car Accident: Patriots Quaterback Walks Away OK
According to the Huffington Post, Tom Brady Sr. was getting off a plane from California, having just landed in Boston, when he heard the news that his son, New England Patriots quarterback, Tom Brady, had been involved in a two-car accident near his Boston home early this morning.
“I understand he’s fine, but I haven’t talked to him,” the two-time Super Bowl MVP’s father, Tom Brady Sr., said outside his son’s home in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood.
“Not the way you like to get off a plane,” he said.
A passenger in the other vehicle was removed from the car via the Jaws of Life and rushed to Brigham & Women’s Hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries, according to Boston Fire Department spokesman Steve MacDonald.
Per police spokeswoman Elaine Driscoll, the accident between Tom’s Audi sedan and a minivan occurred at 6:30am at the corner of Commonwealth Avenue and Gloucester Street. This intersection is three blocks from Brady’s home.
Eyewitness account of the accident aftermath sounds a bit shady:
Bill Barron said he was in his apartment overlooking the intersection when he heard a collision that sounded like “a bolt of lightning.”
When he looked out the window, he saw the driver of the car picking glass off his clothes and wiping himself off with a towel. He didn’t realize until later that it was Brady.
“I thought it was some college kid who had crashed up his father’s really nice car,” Barron said.
Brady then retrieved some items from his car, made a series of phone calls and was picked up by another vehicle, Barron said.
In typical technological fashion, the team confirmed the accident on Twitter and Facebook.
There are reports Brady is “close to signing a major contract extension.” The New England Patriots open their season at home this Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals.