Former Miami Dolphins running back Isaiah Pead is in critical condition following a Saturday early-morning car crash, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Pead, who has undergone surgery following the accident, was home in Columbus, Ohio.
Former Rams and Dolphins RB Isaiah Pead remains in critical condition after undergoing surgery this morning following a car accident.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 12, 2016
The accident, as reported by the local NBC news, was a single-car crash on Interstate 670, with Pead and a passenger in the vehicle. Pead was ejected from the 2011 Cadillac CTS, with police indicating he was not wearing a seatbelt. Speed is considered a factor in the accident, which, according to the report, saw Pead lose control of the vehicle, crash through a guardrail, become airborne, and crash into several trees. The passenger was transported to the hospital in stable condition.
The Dolphins released Pead in mid-October as Jay Ajayi and Damien Williams established themselves as the team’s top two running backs. He recorded eight carries for 22 yards with the Dolphins, adding one reception for six yards. He spent the first three years of his career with the then St. Louis Rams, where he carried the ball 19 times for 78 yards and had 14 receptions for 94 yards. He was the team’s second-round pick in 2012.
Pead tried out for the Kansas City Chiefs earlier this week.