A lot of scary things happened on Halloween, but few as scary as this: WWE Hall of Famer and commentator Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler was involved in a head-on collision on Saturday that destroyed his car and sent his girlfriend, Lauryn McBride, to the ER. Lawler shared pictures of the incident on his Twitter:
According to Memphis police, Lawler’s car was struck when a driver ran a red light. The driver was reportedly not under the influence of drugs or alcohol and everyone involved refused medical attention on-site, so no further investigation is taking place. The King shared his version of the incident on WWE.com.
We had taken care of the trick-or-treaters and went for pizza right near the house. We were coming home to catch the end of the University of Memphis game. I was sitting at a red light at a busy intersection not a minute from my house. I got the green arrow to make a left turn. I started making the turn and I saw the car coming, not slowing down at all. The driver ran a red light.”
“Lauryn was in the ER for four hours. Her face is really, really swollen on the left side. They also put her in a leg brace and knee immobilizer. I think she has a concussion because this morning when she got up, she fell down and saw stars and black spots.”
We wish McBride a speedy recovery from injury, and continue to be happy that Jerry Lawler is apparently immortal. Besides, everyone knows a car can’t stop The King.
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