Subscribe Now

travelers today

Home » Trending News

Cam Newton Car Accident: Internet Hoax Claims Panthers Quarterback Breaks Both Legs

Travelers Today       By    Katie McFadden

Updated: Jan 30, 2013 11:35 PM EST

Text Size: A A A

Cam Newton broke both of his legs in a car crash. At least that's what the Internet is saying. However the Carolina Panthers quarterback didn't break his legs because he was never in a car accident. Newtown is the victim of an Internet hoax.

A report came out on Wednesday by Global Associated News, which read:

 "A spokesperson for the Carolina highway safety authority (HSA) has confirmed that Cam Newton has broken both of his legs in a traffic altercation. He has been transported via ambulance to a local Carolina hospital for treatment, and the full extent of his injuries are not known at this time, however, both of his legs were visibly broken and not life threatening according to sources.

The accident involved a 2012 BMW driven by Cam Newton and a 76 year old female driver in a 2010 Audi. The driver of the Audi was issued a citation for failing to stop at a red light before striking the vehicle driven by Cam Newton at a high rate of speed."

Since there are so many details to the story, it is easy to believe that it's real, but Global Associated News creates fake reports using a generator.

A message at the bottom of the site reads:

"FAKE... THIS STORY IS 100% FAKE! this is an entertainment website, and this is a totally fake article based on zero truth and is a complete work of fiction for entertainment purposes! this story was dynamically generated using a generic 'template' and is not factual. Any reference to specific individuals has been 100% fabricated by web site visitors who have created fake stories by entering a name into a blank 'non-specific' template for the purpose of entertainment."

Cam Newton did not get in a car accident and he did not break both of his legs. Even the Panthers released a statement disproving the rumor.
"No truth to any twitter rumors that Cam Newton was in a car accident," the Panters PR twitter account said.

Yet fans of the young football star have taken to Twitter to discuss the rumor which they believe is true. Some examples of tweets include

"Cam Newton broke both of his legs in a car accident? #SupermanWillRecover"

"Pray for Cam Newton!!! Broke both his legs in a car accident"

"Cam Newton just Broke Both of his legs in a car accident smh this is #tragic Y'all please keep him in prayer"

"Please keep Cam Newton in your prayers as he has broken both of his legs in a car accident tonight #LoveYou #BeSafeYall"

Don't worry fans. Newton may not have made it to the Super Bowl this year but his legs are still in perfect condition and he'll be able to play next season.

 

© 2016 Traverlers Today, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.
Join Our Conversation

Travel Tips

New York Uber Drivers Protest Rate Cuts

Safety Travel Tips: Should You Take Uber Abroad

Many wonder the safety of taking Uber should they take on their services overseas. Taking Uber may not be what customers expect if they take their services outside of their home country.

File:Cup of tea (High Speed Photography)-MJ.jpg

Top 5 Tea Countries Every Tea Lover Should Visit

Fancy some tea tasting in these countries?

Google Maps Returns To Apple's iPhone

7 Travel Apps You Need For Your Summer Vacation

Are you travelling this summer? Here are 7 travel apps that can help you have a fun and stress-free vacation.

Caribbean

Island Hopping In The Caribbean: How To Get The Best Tours

Island trips to the Carribbean should not be too hard even for those who were just doing it for the first time. In other words, even if travellers are scared of going on unfamiliar trips for the first time, they can still go on these trips, thanks to helpful resources such as guides and maps.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Receive the latest travel news, reviews, and more..

Want more Travel?

Most Popular

Children TV

Time Travel And Other TV Trends To Expect This 2016

The three trends that are seen in TV this year which includes time travel, blast from the past and adaptations.

Airport

TSA Security Head Fired Over Long Lines In The Airport?

Kelly Hoggan, the agency's assistant administrator for security operations, has been removed from his position, according to an internal memo by TSA Administrator Peter Neffenger obtained by NBC News.

Swimming pool

US: 1 in 8 Swimming Pools Closed for Health Violations, According To Health Violations

One in eight swimming pools in most populated states were allegedly been shut down due to inspection of filthy and suspected existing harmful water around, as announced by health authorities in the United States on Thursday.

travelers today

© 2016 IQADNET LLC All rights reserved.

Subscribe to our newsletter
Real Time Analytics