A single-vehicle collision is, as the name implies, an accident that involves only one vehicle. Despite that only one vehicle is involved, these can be the most destructive and most fatal type of accidents. Single vehicle accidents are usually caused by distraction, speed, intoxication, driver fatigue, and mechanical failure. Single-vehicle accidents can be due to other factors such as inclement weather, adverse road conditions, unfamiliarity with the road, narrow lanes and shoulders, and sharp curves. When it comes to fault, it is typically considered to be the driver’s fault, but this can be mitigated if a defect in the automobile is present.
CBS News reports that Miami Dolphins player Kendrick Norton had his arm amputated in a violent Fourth of July crash.
22-year-old Kendrick Norton, a defensive tackle for the Miami Dolphins, was in a single-vehicle crash in the early morning hours of July 4th. The accident required that Norton’s arm be amputated at the scene.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Kendrick was driving a Ford F250 when it crashed into a concrete barrier and overturned on Thursday morning. Norton was transported to Ryder Trauma Center with serious injuries to his arm. Norton’s girlfriend was also in the vehicle at the time of the crash. She did suffer injuries, but they were minor.
Norton was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the 2018 draft as a 7th round pick. He was placed on the practice squad and did not see any playtime. The Dolphins acquired Norton late last year.
Prior to being drafted by the Panthers, Norton was a standout player for the University of Miami Hurricanes.