On Thursday, Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett returned to the team’s headquarters after crashing his car earlier this week. Police said Garrett lost control of his vehicle when going 20 mph over the speed limit on a rural road after practice.
On Monday, a few hours after practice, Garrett veered his Porsche off the hilly road near his home, flipped the vehicle, and hit a fire hydrant.
In this car crash, Garrett suffered strained biceps, a sprained shoulder, and several cuts and bruises from the wreck.
On Thursday, the Highway Patrol of Ohio State cited Garrett for speeding, said he was going 65 mph in a 45 mph zone.
According to the accident report, Garrett told the officer that he had a female passenger in his car. He was accelerating up a hill, and he didn’t make any swerving maneuvers to avoid a crash when he saw a vehicle coming in the opposite direction.
The officer said Garrett couldn’t recall how he went off the road and crashed.
A witness at the scene told the highway patrol Garrett’s car came over the hill flying, went airborne, took the fire hydrant out, and rolled three times on the floor.
After the car crash, Garrett and his female passenger were taken to Akron General Hospital for emergency care. The highway patrol said the female passenger suffered a minor head injury, and they both were released a few hours later.
Garrett has a speeding history, as he was fined for driving 120 mph in Medina county last year and fined for driving 99 mph in a 70 mph zone.
On Wednesday, several of Garrett’s teammates and Stefanski offered gratitude and relief he was not more seriously injured.