Errol Spence Jr., a welterweight boxing champion, suffered serious injuries in a car crash near downtown Dallas on early Thursday, but is expected to survive, according to the authorities.
Spence, 29, was driving a white Ferrari at high speed just before 3 a.m. when the vehicle veered over a median, flipping multiple times and tossing the boxer from the vehicle, the Dallas police said in a statement. He was not wearing a seatbelt.
“He’s in intensive care right now and we’re waiting to hear back,” said Tim Smith, a spokesman for Premier Boxing Champions, which controls many of the sport’s top performers.
Smith and the police said that Spence’s injuries were not life-threatening, and Smith added that the boxing organization was waiting for an update from the boxer’s parents, who were with him at a hospital. The police said they are still investigating the cause of the crash.
Security camera footage of the crash obtained and shared online by J.D. Miles, a reporter for the local affiliate CBS DFW, shows what he said was Spence’s vehicle flip repeatedly in a cloud of what appears to be smoke and dust. There did not appear to be any other moving cars in the immediate vicinity of the crash.