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Mark Ingram uninjured in car accident

Posted on: July 22, 2011 12:06 pm
Edited on: July 22, 2011 12:15 pm

Posted by Tom Fornelli

While all the eyes of Tuscaloosa were on coach Nick Saban at SEC Media Days on Friday morning, there was some scary news for the Alabama family as well. Former Tide running back and Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram was involved in a car accident with an 18-wheeler on Friday morning in Huntsville.

Police said Ingram's 2008 Infiniti was traveling southbound on Leeman Ferry Road when it collided with an 18-wheeler driven by Paul Clewis. Ingram's girlfriend was also in the car.

Police said both airbags deployed in Ingram's car, but neither Ingram nor his girlfriend were hurt, and neither was the truck driver. 

Police spokesman Harry Hobbs said the preliminary accident report indicated that alcohol or drugs were not involved in the wreck, which happened at the intersection of Leeman Ferry and Metro Circle.

Thankfully, everybody was OK, because in an accident involving a car and an 18-wheeler, many times things can turn out tragically. 

Ingram, who was drafted by the New Orleans Saints this spring, was picked up at the scene by friends. He had been in Huntsville on Thursday night with former Alabama wide receiver Julio Jones for a meet and greet in which he and Jones posed for photos with fans and signed autographs.


Since: Jun 11, 2010
Posted on: July 23, 2011 11:28 am

Mark Ingram uninjured in car accident

Why do people insist on destroying their vehicles by running into Alabama running backs, they should know by know its not going to hurt them.

Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: July 22, 2011 11:59 pm

Mark Ingram uninjured in car accident

Maybe its being reported because he's a high profile college football star, does that make sense? (ps its a sports site) Why would the public care abour average Joe who works at Costco and his fender bender? 

Since: Sep 23, 2009
Posted on: July 22, 2011 7:22 pm

Mark Ingram uninjured in car accident

This is just a sign we need some Football! No news to report, so this story got legs. I guess its good for Bama fans and Saints fans who might have heard and didnt know the extent of any injuries. Sign this deal!!!!! well the right one for the players, then lets get some games on!!

Since: Jul 22, 2011
Posted on: July 22, 2011 4:29 pm

Mark Ingram uninjured in car accident

Why is this even news? You know how many accidents happen like this everyday that have people hurt and don't even make the news? I can tell that since there is no football to talk about, we have to talk about fender benders and speeding tickets. Sad, sad, sad

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