A South Carolina postal worker who was injured in a collision with Clemson defense attorney Fred Davis II has filed a lawsuit against Davis and teammate Malcolm Greene, alleging the two were racing at the time of the accident.
The lawsuit, filed by Karen Lorraine Alvarez in Pickens County, South Carolina, alleges that on July 21, 2021, Davis, driving a 2021 Dodge Charger, and Greene, driving a Ford, were observed “driving at high speeds.” and weaving in and out of lanes, and the defendants appeared to be racing their vehicles.”
Davis was arrested and charged with reckless driving after the accident, with subsequent tests showing he was driving 115 mph prior to the accident. The collision, which occurred on US Highway 129 outside of Clemson, overturned Alvarez’s mail truck and pushed it into oncoming traffic.
Greene’s vehicle was not involved in the collision and he was not charged with a felony at the time of the incident.
According to the lawsuit, Alvarez said she suffered “severe, serious and permanent injuries, including fractures of the skull, spine, pelvis, ribs and collarbones” in the accident.
“Everyone knew this was coming. It’s a civil action and that stuff is going to develop,” Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney said Wednesday. “But we all know there are consequences. It was a year ago and they had a lot of things internally, but that will have ramifications for a long time to come. But it doesn’t change their status in the team.”
Swinney added: “It’s a very sad situation that someone almost lost their life. They are really lucky that the lady involved survived, but she faces many challenges.”
At the time of the incident, a Clemson spokesman said that according to the school’s student-athlete handbook, Davis “would be subject to an internal discipline” that gave Swinney leeway to determine the punishment.
Davis played nine games last season and also struggled with injuries. He finished the season with six tackles and mostly competed on special teams. Davis has played in all five games for Clemson this season.
Greene played in 10 games last season and has been a regular in three games so far in 2021, including an interception against Louisiana Tech.
https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/34734110/clemson-fred-davis-ii-malcolm-greene-sued-2021-accident Clemson’s Fred Davis II, Malcolm Greene sued over 2021 accident