MEDINA COUNTY, Ohio — Newly released video is shedding light on the aftermath of Monday's car crash that left Browns defensive end Myles Garrett and a female passenger injured.
Body camera footage from the Medina County Sheriff's Office shows Garrett and the woman both on the ground after the Porsche Garrett was driving slid off State Road just south of State Route 18 in Sharon Township. Garrett was sitting in the grass and speaking as firefighters checked his biceps and elsewhere for injuries, and crews later helped him up and walked him to the ambulance while blood gushed from his right hand.
The unidentified female passenger, whose face was blurred in the video, was seen lying down as EMS workers tended to her. Both she and Garrett were taken to separate area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries, with Garrett being released late Monday night.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol has not yet confirmed what might have caused the accident, but has said impairment from either alcohol or drugs is not suspected to have been a factor. The road was also slick from recent rain, and residents told 3News deer and other animals frequently cross ahead of vehicles in the area.
Despite how banged up the car was, those familiar with the 2021 911 Turbo S luxury sports car that starts at $250,000 weren't shocked that Garrett and his passenger were able to walk away from the wreck. One expert pointed out that the cars are designed with speed in mind, with strong steel protecting the cabin and lighter materials for the rest of the car to absorb impact and protect those inside.
"Porsches, like most German cars, are built obviously in a very certain way due to the fact that in Germany, cars are driven to a much higher speed and effect," the expert told 3News. "The inner cabin is built from the strongest steel that money can buy in today's world."
Garrett, one of the best defensive players in the NFL, had been driving roughly two hours after Browns practice in Berea had ended. The Browns announced in a statement from GM Andrew Berry that Garrett sustained "a shoulder sprain, biceps strain, minor lacerations as well as some bumps and bruises to various other body parts."
Garrett has not been ruled out of the Browns' next scheduled game against the Atlanta Falcons, set for this coming Sunday.
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