Andy Slater reported on Wednesday that he had obtained exclusive audio that includes Jason Pierre-Paul’s call to police dispatchers following his accident last Thursday morning, as well as a witness.
In what was first reported as a minor car accident involving Pierre-Paul and one other passenger, details later revealed that the 2 a.m. accident in south Florida had left the Bucs’ defensive end with a fractured neck that may require season-ending surgery.
Jason Pierre-Paul – Photo by: Cliff Welch/PR
“I’m in the middle of the highway and I’m by Fort Lauderdale Airport and International Boulevard,” Pierre-Paul says in the recording. “And my car just hit a 360 in the middle of the road, I’m headed north.”
“I hit the median, but I’m OK,” Pierre-Paul responded when asked if he hit anything.
Pierre-Paul claimed he was safe in the audio, but said that his car was in the road, in danger of oncoming traffic.
“It’s like right in the middle [of the road.] It has to be moved or a cop has to come or somebody’s going to hit it.”
In addition to Pierre-Paul’s audio, Slater also revealed audio from an apparent witness to the accident that also called 911 shortly after the incident.
“Southbound, just before you get to Broward, in the middle part, he hit a wall,” the witness said. “It’s a sports car.”
The witness confirmed that the car was a red sports car, also stating that it was raining which could have been a factor.
“They’re in the middle of the road,” the witness said. “A car’s going to hit it.”