Police refute Jackson-Lynch racing report, say Seahawks RB uninjured
Seattle Seahawks running back Fred Jackson was involved in a one-car collision Tuesday evening.
The Renton Police Department said Jackson lost control of his 2016 Chevrolet Corvette shortly before 5 p.m. PDT on Tuesday as he drove down Seahawks Way. Jackson’s vehicle sustained moderate front end damage in the crash, which happened about 48 hours before the Seahawks face the San Francisco 49ers in a Thursday night game.
TMZ had reported earlier that Jackson was racing teammate Marshawn Lynch, but the police refuted this report, adding “there is no indication Jackson was racing another vehicle.”
Jackson, who remained at the scene until officers could speak to him, responded to the situation on Twitter.
Thanks 2 everyone worried about me. I lost control of my car. My teammates, including Marshawn, stopped 2 check on me. They weren't racin me
— Fred Jackson (@Fred22Jackson) October 21, 2015
Photos of Jackson’s car with New York license plates were seen on social media. A stop sign and street signs were knocked over in the wreck. The accident happened at the end of a long straight road with a slight bend at the end that leads from the Seahawks facility to Lake Washington Blvd. The stop sign knocked over was in front of a "Welcome to Renton" sign that includes the Seahawks logo.
This is what appears to be Fred Jackson's car. With a stop sign implanted into the nose. pic.twitter.com/b8a87aMEEV
— Curtis Crabtree (@Curtis_Crabtree) October 21, 2015
Jackson signed with Seattle right before the start of the regular season after being a surprise cut by the Buffalo Bills. The move to Seattle reunited Jackson with Lynch, a teammate with the Bills.
Jackson has been used sparingly and mostly as a third-down running back with the Seahawks. He suffered a high-ankle sprain in a Monday night game against Detroit but played six days later against Cincinnati.
Jackson has 10 carries for 52 yards and 12 catches for 110 yards and a touchdown in Seattle’s first six games.