Drugs or alcohol not a factor in Kendrick Norton crash

Ruben Hill
July 12, 2019

Norton and a female passenger, identified later as Shakir Williams, were in a black 2017 Ford F-250, heading towards the northbound lanes of State Road 826 when Norton made an improper lane change to the southbound lanes.

As Norton (Vehicle 1) was making his move, he sideswiped another auto - a 2015 Maserati Quattroporte - which sent Norton careening into a barrier and ultimately causing his auto to flip. Pena was also not suspected of using drugs or alcohol before the wreck, according to the report.

The report goes on to detail the aftermath of the initial collision, with Norton's vehicle colliding with a concrete barrier wall before overturning onto its right side, eventually coming to a stop on its roof.

Norton, who is still on the Dolphins' roster after joining the team in December, has already undergone three surgeries and may need two more before he can be fitted for a prosthetic arm, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

The NFL announced earlier this week that they will cover all of his medical expenses.

Norton was scheduled to make $495,000 in salary if he made Miami's roster, the newspaper reports.

The accident ends Norton's National Football League career and the focus has turned to getting Norton recovered to resume his life.

"I'm doing fine. I'm doing the best I can", Norton said. "Any continued support is appreciated", according to the page. "It's not realistic that I'm going to play football anymore". "A lot of people are burying people".

"I'm alive", Norton said.

"I'm good thank you to everyone that checked on me!"

On Thursday he used an Instagram post to encourage others to donate blood.

Norton remains at Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida, and he's been upgraded to stable after having at least four surgeries on his left arm.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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