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Tom Brady involved in car accident

Updated at 3:33 p.m.

Tom Brady told the New England Patriots' media relations staff that he is okay after an auto accident early Thursday morning in Boston.

Brady was at Gillette Stadium, attending meetings ahead of Sunday's season opener. He practiced with the team in the afternoon.

"I saw him, I asked him if he was okay, he said, 'I'm fine,' " Patriots linebacker Tully Banta-Cain told the Boston Globe.

"We're just all thankful that he's fine. ... Obviously it's a shock, no matter who it is," tight end Rob Gronkowski told Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.

Brady's agent, Don Yee, has issued a statement:

"I want to thank the safety personnel for their service, and express our concern and support for the well-being of the occupants of the other vehicle. I don't have any other information to share at this time."

Brady was not in the locker room while it was open to the media and was not expected to speak to reporters. Representatives for his wife, supermodel Gisele Bundchen, tweeted: "On behalf of Gisele we thank you for your kind words and support to Tom Brady."

Updated at 11:10 a.m.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was involved in a car accident early this morning in Boston's Back Bay section.

Brady, 33, declined treatment, according to WEEI-AM Radio, at the scene (see WHDH video here) and headed for Gillette Stadium.

"Patriots QB Tom Brady was in a car accident this morning. He was not hospitalized and is expected at Gillette Stadium today," the team said in a Facebook posting.

The two-car accident, which occurred at about 6:34 a.m., involved an Audi sedan driven by Brady, law enforcement sources told the Boston Globe, and a minivan. A passenger in the van was unconscious, removed via the jaws of life and taken to Brigham and Women's Hospital, police said. Sources tell WHDH-TV that the minivan ran a red light and struck Brady's car at the intersection of Commonwealth Avenue and Gloucester Street.

Hanna LeStrange, who was staying nearby, told the Globe that she went to the scene after hearing the crash.

"It was just really high-impact, you could tell. The front of the Audi was off," she said. "[Brady] was sort of bent over, looked completely shaken up. He got up and just started wiping his jeans," she said.

Another witness told the Globe that Brady "looked a little shook up, shaking his hands." He went into an ambulance and a few minutes later was picked up by someone in a Jeep Cherokee and drove off. WEEI reported that Brady was believed to be seeing New England Patriots medical personnel.

"It took us a few minutes to realize it was him," the witness, who declined to be identified, told the Globe.

The witness' co-worker, who also declined to identify herself to the Globe, said of the passenger who was hospitalized: "He was pretty bad. He was lying in the back of the van," she said.

Brady was heading to the stadium to continue preparations for the Patriots' season opener Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals when the accident occurred. He and his wife, Gisele Bundchen, live in Back Bay.

By Cindy Boren  |  September 9, 2010; 8:24 AM ET
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Comments

Please tell me when the Boston newspaper changed their name to "the Glob"

In your rush to re-print news reported by others, you have failed to read your own post which contains multiple spelling errors and misquotes.

Is this how the "Washingto Pos" now maintains that high standard of journalistic excellence?

Slow down, get your facts in order, then take the time proof read your work for spelling before you rush to misprint what has already been reported by other agencies. (Spill Czech well knot help ewe)

Posted by: Wrenthamite | September 9, 2010 9:35 AM | Report abuse

Settle down, spelling Nazi. This is a breaking news blog. Misspellings are part and parcel to this. Life is too short to go noticing all the negatives. Plus, you may need some punctuation at the end of that first sentence of yours...

Posted by: lingering_lead | September 9, 2010 10:11 AM | Report abuse

Was Gisele nearby with a golf club?

Posted by: bs2004 | September 9, 2010 10:15 AM | Report abuse

So was he on his way home at 0634, or on his way out?

Posted by: justmike | September 9, 2010 10:19 AM | Report abuse

Um, "proofread" is one word, not two. Commenters who live in glass houses, etc.

Posted by: kguy1 | September 9, 2010 10:23 AM | Report abuse

This is why you sign contracts quickly. I hope he is fine and has already signed his contract extension. If not, and there is a problem that money is gone.

Posted by: RickJohnson621 | September 9, 2010 10:55 AM | Report abuse

i hope both he and the other guy are ok, since the guy in the van needed the jaws of "live" to get him out...

Posted by: nico800 | September 9, 2010 11:25 AM | Report abuse

I'm Tom Brady, and I don't receive no [sic] medical attention from public employees. Do they even know how much I am worth? Do they? I mean, really! As if. Pfft!

Posted by: forgetthis | September 9, 2010 11:37 AM | Report abuse

Brady is very unlucky or not careful. I think it's he's quite immature for a 33 year old man; some athletes are spoiled because of their talents. We aren't doing our children justice when we allow the high schools then the universities to treat an athlete like gold. It takes longer for them to become independent and mature.

Posted by: skinfreak | September 9, 2010 11:39 AM | Report abuse

obviously a ploy by belichick to catch cincinnatti flatfooted.

Posted by: funkey | September 9, 2010 11:41 AM | Report abuse

Skinfreak - So he's not careful and immature because he's on his way to work and another car runs a red light???

Justmike - Why must you imply he was out partying when thousands of others in Boston, just like Brady, were headed to work at 6:34 am?

Posted by: TommyMcGuire | September 9, 2010 11:47 AM | Report abuse

Oh, gimme a break- it was a joke.

Posted by: justmike | September 9, 2010 11:55 AM | Report abuse

Some of these comments are so insensitive. Tom Brady is somebody's son, brother, father, and husband. Granted, this is news only because he is a well-known athlete, but some posters think this is the place to be funny, cute, or jerky. I wonder how many of them would dust themselves off after an accident and continue on to work.

I totally agree with Tommy McGuire.

Posted by: Americangirl3 | September 9, 2010 12:00 PM | Report abuse

"Brady is very unlucky or not careful. I think it's he's quite immature for a 33 year old man; some athletes are spoiled because of their talents. We aren't doing our children justice when we allow the high schools then the universities to treat an athlete like gold. It takes longer for them to become independent and mature."
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Read the story in the Herald, where you'll find and eyewitness account that saw the minivan run a red light and smash into Brady, who was making a turn on green.

Yeah, what a reckless and irresponsible fool.

Christ you're an idiot.

Posted by: Please_Fix_VAs_Roads | September 9, 2010 12:24 PM | Report abuse

Alright, since I have nothing better to do.... Lighten up, AG3! All American sports fans are endowed with the inalienable right to make all the humorous comments they want in a case like this- an NFL superstar involved in a minor accident in which he had no need of medical care. And despite the fact that he is also someone's nephew, brother-in-law, godson, or whatever, I think he'll get over it.

Posted by: justmike | September 9, 2010 12:31 PM | Report abuse

When he got out of his Ford Focus, oops, I mean AUDI SUV, was he fixing his girly, girl hairdo? Wouldn't want that to get messed up.

Posted by: shotsy1 | September 9, 2010 12:51 PM | Report abuse

People, can we focus on the bigger issues here. IT'S TOM FREAKING BRADY IN A CAR ACCINDENT!!! Thank God he is okay and can prepare for New England's upcoming season opener.

Hopefully the other driver will receive the maximum penalty for this accident.

Posted by: ihatethisplace | September 9, 2010 1:20 PM | Report abuse

@ihatethisplace- Hah! Good one! I had failed to realize earlier that it is illegal and immoral to make fun of TOM BRADY. If it had happened to Randy Moss, no one would accuse any of us of being insensitive about it.

Posted by: justmike | September 9, 2010 1:49 PM | Report abuse

justmike, I appreciate you realizing the truths of the universe... speed of light, gravity and not making light of any situation involving Tom Brady.

Can we stone in Mass or does the perpetrator have to be taken to Iran?

Posted by: ihatethisplace | September 9, 2010 1:58 PM | Report abuse

It's Massachusetts, so put him in stocks in the town square so that passing citizens might hurl epithets and rotten fruit at him.

Posted by: justmike | September 9, 2010 2:21 PM | Report abuse

Tom Brady is in a car wreck, and the Patriots are a train wreck.

Posted by: sasquatchbigfoot | September 9, 2010 4:33 PM | Report abuse

The other driver had a 6-page list of traffic citations, including DUI, and his license has been suspended 5 times. This is big news because he crashed into Tom Brady, but he was an accident waiting to happen anyway. I'm glad Brady is OK and would love to know why this idiot's license wasn't permanently destroyed.

Posted by: harbeh | September 9, 2010 7:27 PM | Report abuse

Please investigate: Some reports are that Brady's car was T-boned by a minivan, but if you look at the photos purported to be of Brady's Audi, the front end of his car is messed up, not the side. Which would mean HE T-boned the minivan.

Posted by: Xlnt | September 9, 2010 8:57 PM | Report abuse

And that means Brady hit the other vehicle, which sustained the most damage and the most severe personal injury. Who ran a red light?

Posted by: Xlnt | September 9, 2010 8:59 PM | Report abuse

@Wrenthamite: "Please tell me when the Boston newspaper changed ITS name ..."

And I second that motion on glass houses.

Posted by: LisOsc | September 10, 2010 2:57 AM | Report abuse

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