Dolphins' Kendrick Norton ticketed after arm amputated following vehicle crash

Ruben Hill
July 12, 2019

A native of Jackson, Miss.

Police in Florida have determined that Dolphins defensive tackle Kendrick Norton was at fault in the ugly July 4 auto crash that led to the amputation of his left arm.

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that Norton was issued a citation for an improper lane change on a Miami-area highway that resulted in his crashing into a Maserati before colliding with a concrete barrier and landing upside-down in his Ford F250 pickup truck. Pena was also not suspected of using drugs or alcohol before the wreck, according to the report. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Norton was on a northbound expressway when he apparently made a sudden turn in an effort to get into a lane that was heading toward a southbound ramp.

That's when Norton's F-250 sideswiped a Maserati, which was able to make a stop on its own in traffic.

Norton, who played collegiately at Miami, has been in the hospital since July 4 and has had at least four surgeries on his arm. It is expected he will have further surgery to prepare him for an eventual prosthetic, ESPN reported.

The NFL has announced that it will pay for Norton's medical bills as he continues to recover. He has received an outpouring of support from family, former Dolphins and University of Miami teammates, friends and strangers.

"I am staying strong because all of the support from all of the fans, all of the teams, my family and everyone", Norton said. He is said to be in stable condition despite losing his arm.

Tests for alcohol and drugs were not given to Norton and his 34-year-old female passenger, Shakir Williams, but both were not suspected of being under the influence prior to the crash that cut short the former Miami Hurricane's once-promising National Football League career.

Norton posted a message on his Instagram story on Monday giving a thumbs-up and the words: "I'm good thank you to everyone that checked on me! I'm good thanks for the prayers to God be the glory".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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