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Giants rookie injured in car crash

chadjonescar.jpgGiants safety Chad Jones, a third-round pick in the 2010 draft, has been injured in a car accident in New Orleans. 

A member of the local media sent to us a photo of the vehicle.  It’s a frightening image.

Per WWL, Jones was alert when taken by ambulance to the hospital.

Two weeks ago, Jones signed his rookie deal with the Giants.  He also was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers after playing both football and baseball at LSU, winning a national title in each sport.

We wish him a full and complete recovery.

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32 Responses to “Giants rookie injured in car crash”
  1. nittanylion0 says: Jun 25, 2010 11:21 AM

    well, this is certainly no good. hope he’s OK.

  2. brasho says: Jun 25, 2010 11:26 AM

    This is a little eerie considering another former LSU star, Dominique Byrd was hurt in a car wreck not long before he was drafted… and that former LSU star, JaMarcus Russell has been a train wreck since being drafted.

  3. darlak says: Jun 25, 2010 11:27 AM

    Go Bills!

  4. OC Dave says: Jun 25, 2010 11:31 AM

    Not a Giants fan nor religious but “God be with him”.

  5. Bob S. says: Jun 25, 2010 11:31 AM

    i think he was drafted by the houston astros?

  6. jcasey says: Jun 25, 2010 11:37 AM

    Here’s more info from WWLTV……
    “Jones, 21, suffered a fractured left leg and had arteries and nerves exposed, officials told WWL-TV’s Juan Kincaid. He was listed in critical condition and was in surgery at 10:15 a.m.”

  7. bboyroxas says: Jun 25, 2010 11:38 AM

    that car is crushed

  8. SterilizeTHenry says: Jun 25, 2010 11:38 AM

    Wow, that wreck just looks nasty.

  9. Hap says: Jun 25, 2010 11:39 AM

    Picture is ghastly. I hope he wasnt driving.

  10. geaux says: Jun 25, 2010 11:40 AM

    The other LSU player that had a similar auto accident was Demetrius Byrd, not Dominique Byrd.

  11. Zach says: Jun 25, 2010 11:40 AM


  12. hounds64 says: Jun 25, 2010 11:43 AM

    Russell never was in a train wreck….oh, I see what you did there. Bravo, Brasho!

  13. godofwine says: Jun 25, 2010 11:46 AM

    My God. I hope he is okay. It sucks to be all happy because you got drafted and never get to play a single game (kinda like the ending of “Unthinkable”-if you haven’t seen it go and see it).
    I hope he comes out of this fine. And I hope he had insurance because I don’t think he even signed his rookie contract, yet.

  14. mama tried says: Jun 25, 2010 11:51 AM

    The giants luck keeps getting better and better!!!!

  15. cantgetenough says: Jun 25, 2010 11:59 AM

    He signed his rookie contract two weeks ago. It was right in the post.

  16. Gregjennings85 says: Jun 25, 2010 12:03 PM

    Hope he ends up alright. It’s go to help him that he is undoubtedly in great physical condition.

  17. EverybodyGotAIDS says: Jun 25, 2010 12:08 PM

    I haven’t seen anything get that smashed up in New Orleans since Brett Favre in the NFCC game.

  18. Billobongz says: Jun 25, 2010 12:36 PM

    Based on his left leg injury, he was most likely the driver. He is 6’3″, so it is safe to assume he doesn’t have a ton of space in the occupant compartment for his legs, and the hit was an angled impact at the driver’s position right at his left leg. There is virtually no structure there for his vehicle to absorb the impact, and a nasty left leg injury is typically the result of this kind of crash. Damn! That is a very unlucky crash, and my best goes out to him.

  19. WhoDey_Man says: Jun 25, 2010 12:38 PM

    hope he has better luck than dennis weathersby

  20. Boudin says: Jun 25, 2010 12:43 PM

    looks like he tried to take on a street car (Carrollton streetcar maybe?). you can see the tracks in the street. yikes… that’s a battle a car will never win. hope he turns out ok.

  21. digitalbath says: Jun 25, 2010 12:53 PM

    EverybodyGotAIDS says:
    June 25, 2010 12:08 PM
    I haven’t seen anything get that smashed up in New Orleans since Brett Favre in the NFCC game.
    except for this was an accident and those hits favre took were blatent illeagal and on purpose, cause they couldnt win without cheapshots,hopefully the police wont look the other way like the refs did in that championship game

  22. Gelardia says: Jun 25, 2010 1:06 PM

    Wow, wtf hit him, a train?

  23. broncosteviep says: Jun 25, 2010 1:10 PM

    That appears to be on a neigborhood street…and he would of had to be going at least 50-60 mph to smash up an suv like that. If he was driving, and if the accident was his fault….he is an idiot.

  24. Bigbluefan says: Jun 25, 2010 1:38 PM

    Looks real bad
    Damn thank god he liked SUV’s and not sports cars
    Good luck get healthy that is all that matters.

  25. brasho says: Jun 25, 2010 1:45 PM

    Oops, good catch, geaux. Dominique was the USC TE I believe. It’s sometimes hard to keep the NFL washouts straight.
    Forget football, I hope the guy can at least keep his leg. He signed his contract and that signing bonus is his so hopefully he can do something with that and get on with his life.

  26. Meat Tuperello says: Jun 25, 2010 2:05 PM

    Unless he was going 100, it doesn’t say much about the SUV.
    HOping for the best outcome possible at this point.

  27. hector_tc says: Jun 25, 2010 2:30 PM

    This is sad. Unfortunately, young male drivers have a high accident rate in cars. They think they are invincible and the cause is testosterone poisoning. There are old drivers and there are bold drivers, but there aren’t any old bold drivers.

  28. marcelino says: Jun 25, 2010 2:45 PM

    God bless, Chad…

  29. Qoojo says: Jun 25, 2010 2:50 PM

    Seems like a lot of damage for what appears to be a city driving area.

  30. Bjorno says: Jun 25, 2010 3:01 PM

    You don’t think it’s possible that whatever hit him was going 50-60 MPH?
    No, you automatically assume he is at fault. pffft.
    I hope he pulls through, and I hope they can save his leg.

  31. JCC says: Jun 25, 2010 3:45 PM

    He was driving his 2010 Range Rover and lost control of the car and hit a streetcar pole.
    5 am.

  32. Mumakata says: Jun 25, 2010 4:31 PM

    Bjorno says: June 25, 2010 3:01 PM
    You don’t think it’s possible that whatever hit him was going 50-60 MPH?
    Single vehicle accident. nothing hit him.

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