Video has now emerged in the horrible one car accident early Thursday morning in Dallas that has World Welterweight Champion Errol Spence hospitalized.
CBS 11 news reporter J.D. miles in Dallas tweeted out security camera video taken from a business at the accident scene that shows Spence’s white Ferrari catapulting across the median. The car came to rest in the parking lot of the business just before 3 a.m. Thursday:
#BREAKING Exclusive video from a nearby security camera shows the crash that injured Championship Boxer Errol Spence Jr when he lost control of his Ferrari and it rolled multiple times ejecting him. Fortunately he survived and expected to be ok pic.twitter.com/2Z1xh9DDiA
— J.D. Miles (@jdmiles11) October 10, 2019
The World Welterweight Champion was ejected from the vehicle and cannot be seen in the video, as the car flips with debris and dirt flying everywhere.
Premier Boxing Champions Vice President of Communications, Tim Smith, released a short statement to the media late morning Thursday saying of Spence, “The injuries were not that serious, and non-life threatening.”
Spence is however still in intensive care at Methodist Hospital and expected to remain hospitalized for the short-term.
Dallas Police had confirmed to CBS 11 that Spence was not wearing a seatbelt. Authorities further confirmed to the t.v. station that Spence was the only person in the vehicle and they are still seeking witnesses and more information on the accident.
There is an active investigation to determine, if alcohol or drugs were a factor in the crash.
The 29 year-old Spence just won the WBC Welterweight Championship to add onto his IBF World Title on September 28th when he defeated Shawn Porter in Los Angeles by 12 round split decision.
Porter tweeted out his concern and well wishes to his opponent from California on Thursday morning:
My dad always tells me “this boxing thing is a part of your life but it’s not going to last forever. U still have a lot of life to live after that.” With that, I'm praying for @ErrolSpenceJr & his family because he has a lot of life to live and I pray he recovers quickly & fully.
— ShowtimeShawn Porter (@ShowtimeShawnP) October 10, 2019
Spence, a former US Olympian, is now 26 – 0 with 21 KOs and regarded as one of the top fighters in any division in the world.
Spence is from the city of Desoto, Texas, not far from Dallas and is an obvious huge local fan favorite.
Spence has gained worldwide attention over the last year after he defeated unbeaten World Lightweight Champion Mikey Garcia in March at AT&T Stadium by an easy 12 round decision in the first ever PBC-Fox TV Pay Per View.
The Spence-Porter fight was also a PPV from Fox and it was expected that Spence was to fight contender Danny Garcia on PPV, as well, in January.