Nuggets’ J.R. Smith injured in car crash
Millstone Township, NJ (Sports Network) – Denver Nuggets forward J.R. Smith
was injured Saturday when the sport utility vehicle he was driving hit another
The Newark Star-Ledger reported that Smith and a passenger were both ejected
from the SUV in the crash. Smith was taken by ambulance to Neptune’s Jersey
Shore University Hospital and was listed in fair condition. His father told
the newspaper that he expects Smith home sometime Sunday.
The passenger suffered serious head wounds and was airlifted to the same
hospital, where he was listed in extremely critical condition.
The driver of the second vehicle along with a second passenger in Smith’s SUV
also received minor injuries during the crash.
Smith averaged 13 points and 2.3 rebounds in 63 games with Denver last season
but struggled badly in the team’s first-round playoff loss to the San Antonio