The NEWS ORLEANS TIMES-PICAYUNE has details on a serious car accident suffered by New York Giants draft pick and former LSU player Chad Jones.
Jonathan Pajeaud, public information officer for the New Orleans Fire Department, said one of the fire department’s units arrived at the scene at 6:20 a.m. after a report was filed at 6:15 a.m. Jones had to be physically pulled out of the car because he was trapped inside it, Pajeaud said.
After 20 minutes, the rescue crew was able to pull the victim from the vehicle, Tate said. The man was transported to the LSU Trauma Center in “guarded condition.”
WWL-TV’s Juan Kincaid reported Jones was in surgery at 10:15 a.m. and he was listed in critical condition.
Gregg Rosenthal of ProFootballTalk.com cites an NFL league source in reporting: “Per a league source, PFT has learned that doctors are currently working to save Jones’ leg.”
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Jones lost control of the vehicle he was driving and hit a streetcar pole, according to police. Two passengers with Jones were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. Jones was charged with careless operation of a vehicle.