Jets DT Muhammad Wilkerson escaped serious injury when car flipped early Saturday morning after striking another on Garden St. Pkway #ESPN6/25/12 2:11 PM
Wilkerson was charged w 2 violations but police spokesman said no indication Jets DT was under the influence: http://t.co/tyyX6OKd #NFL326/25/12 2:30 PM
New York Jets defensive tackle Muhammad Wilkerson, the team’s first-round draft pick in 2011, was treated for “minor injuries” after he was involved in an accident on the Garden State Parkway early Saturday morning in which the car he was driving overturned after striking another vehicle, a police spokesman confirmed.
Wilkerson was transported to a Newark hospital after he crawled out of his car, according to New Jersey Garden State Trooper Christopher Kay, who added that there did not appear to be any other serious injuries suffered by anyone in the car that Wilkerson struck.
Kay said Wilkerson was charged with careless driving and failure to maintain his lane after he struck a Toyota Siena with his 2011 Dodge Challenger, according to the police report. Police responded after being notified of the accident at 4:29 a.m. on Saturday.
Trooper Kay said the police report did not indicate that Wilkerson was driving under the influence. He escaped a potentially tragic result by crawling out from his overturned car, sources said.
Confirmed: Mo flipped his 2011 Dodge Challenger (this is his car)
“First and foremost, other than the minor injuries, he’s OK and everyone else involved is OK but I do not have a lot of details,” said Chad Wiestling, the agent for Wilkerson.
Wilkerson reported to the Jets team facility Monday and was examined by the team’s medical staff. Team sources said Wilkerson’s injuries will not jeopardize any part of the season, but the specifics of the injuries are currently unknown.
The 6-4, 315-pound Wilkerson received significant praise for his performance in the Jets’ offseason program and is expected to make a major contribution this season. – VIA ESPN