Current NFL free agent Junior Seau apparently fell asleep while at the wheel and subsequently left the road where his vehicle plummeted down a steep embankment. Emergency services took Seau to hospital in San Diego where he was treated for shock and minor injuries.
The accident occurred on Monday. Police had arrested Junior Seau the previous day on a charge of spousal abuse with injury.
Carlsbad, Calif, police Lt. Kelly Cain told the associated press that the 12-time Pro Bowler’s white Cadillac SUV came to a halt on the beach about 100 feet below the roadside, and that it wasn’t a sheer cliff, but was a significant, rough incline.
Seau’s 25-year-old live-in girlfriend informed authorities that Seau had assaulted her during an argument Sunday night at his home in Oceanside. She suffered minor injuries but didn’t require any serious medical treatment.
He was arrested upon his return home, posted bail and was released from the San Diego County jail in Vista.
Junior Seau created the Seau Foundation which raises money for drug awareness, college scholarships and to tackle child abuse. Richard Doan, a spokesperson for the Seau foundation said, “At this point we think he’s fine, there are no injuries but he seems to be a little shaken up.”
It is not thought that Seau had been using any illegal substances.
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