Retired NBA star Lamar Odom was concerned in yet one more automobile crash final week. WFMZ studies that the wreck came about in Los Angeles at about 3:00 a.m. on Monday morning and that he’s at the moment “completely nice.” Odom was reportedly on his method dwelling from a pal’s home when, in accordance with his spokesperson, “his cellphone fell and it dropped on the ground and when he reached out for it, his arm went with it.”
That transfer brought on him to drive his white Mercedes-Benz right into a parked automobile that then hit one other parked automobile. Nobody was in both of the parked vehicles, and whereas it’s at the moment not clear how briskly Odom was driving on the time, it was reportedly quick sufficient to depart him “slightly shaken up” after “all three of his airbags deployed.”
When police arrived, they questioned Odom, who has a historical past of alcohol and drug abuse, about his sobriety however reportedly took him at his phrase that he hadn’t been consuming and wasn’t on medication as a result of he now owns dependancy restoration facilities and stays sober. That was apparently sufficient for the Los Angeles Police Division, which didn’t carry out a sobriety take a look at on the retired athlete.
Assuming his model of occasions is correct, Odom’s newest crash is as soon as once more a reminder to put your rattling cellphone away whilst you’re driving. And if it occurs to fall out of a mount for some cause, it’s a lot safer to tug over and park earlier than rooting round within the flooring for it. Even when your cellphone will get broken within the course of, fixing it’s going to nonetheless in all probability value lower than getting right into a wreck.
This additionally isn’t Odom’s first phone-related automobile crash. Again in 2011, Odom’s driver hit a motorcyclist who then hit a teenage pedestrian who later died within the hospital. On the time, he blamed the deadly wreck on his driver failing to see the motorcyclist whereas within the means of handing Odom a cellphone.