Injuries are a common occurrence in football. It sucks to see a player get injured on the field. It’s even worse when it’s off the field.
Former Rams and Dolphins running back Isiah Pead was unfortunately involved in the latter group on Saturday morning. He was in his hometown Columbus, Ohio when he was involved in a very serious car accident.
According to the Columbus Division of Police, at about 2:32am, Saturday, Isaiah Pead, 26, was driving his 2011 Cadillac CTS eastbound on I-670 near E. 5th Avenue, when he lost control of the vehicle, and drove off the right side of the roadway.
The Cadillac struck the metal guardrail and continued through it. After going through the guardrail the Cadillac became airborne and struck several trees on the way down the embankment. It came to rest about 95 feet from the roadway.
During the crash, Pead was ejected from the vehicle.
Pead was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the accident. He is currently in critical condition in the hospital. We’ll update with more information as it arrives.