According to TMZ, the Seattle Seahawks running backs Fred Jackson and Marshawn Lynch decided to drag race after leaving the Seahawks training facility. Fred Jackson lost control of his corvette and crashed into a planter box and a stop sign. Both Jackson and Lynch were racing down a straight public road when the accident happened. Jackson was not injured in the accident.
The accident happened right near the team’s practice facility outside Seattle, and according to witnesses Jackson and Lynch were racing down a straight away on a public street … as they left practice. Fred was in a black Corvette and Marshawn in a red Dodge Charger.
We’re told Jackson somehow lost control and smashed into a a larger planter box, and then a stop sign. Several other players, including Richard Sherman, stopped at the accident scene and attempted to help Jackson out of the car.
Police showed up, but we’re told Seahawks staffers showed up and took Jackson back to the team facility — and Lynch drove off, uninjured. It’s unclear if Jackson suffered any injuries.
Here's the scene of accident outside VMAC pic.twitter.com/S70o2R34tt
— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) October 21, 2015
According to a police spokesman, there is no evidence that Fred Jackson was racing Marshawn Lynch, therefore disputing earlier reports of a drag race:
“There is no evidence he was drag racing anyone,” Renton police spokesman David Liebman said. “He was leaving the facility, and he was clearly driving too fast when he hit a street sign.”
Liebman said there was a significant amount of damage to Jackson’s 2016 Corvette but added that the Seahawk had no apparent injuries. A team source said Jackson was not injured and was brought back to the team facility. The team confirmed that Jackson was driving the car.
Thanks 2 everyone worried about me. I lost control of my car. My teammates, including Marshawn, stopped 2 check on me. They weren't racin me
— Fred Jackson (@Fred22Jackson) October 21, 2015