Philadelphia Sixers star Kelly Oubre Jr. was involved in a car accident in Center City on Saturday night, according to police. The incident has sparked speculation and rumors about the possible motives and perpetrators behind the crash.
Where Was Kelly Oubre Jr. Hit by the Car?
According to police, a car hit Oubre Jr. when he was in an area near Broad and Locust Streets in Center City around 10 p.m. An ambulance had to take Oubre Jr. to Jefferson City Hospital, but the extent of his injuries have not been disclosed by the Sixers.
Sixers president of basketball operations Daryl Morey said in a statement that Oubre Jr. is expected to miss a significant amount of time, but they don’t expect him to miss the rest of the season. He added that the team is fully cooperating with the authorities and supporting Oubre Jr. in his recovery.
Why is a Conspiracy Theory a Silver Car Intentionally Hit Kelly Oubre Jr. in a Vehicular Assault Trending?
The circumstances of the accident have raised some eyebrows and questions among fans and analysts. According to 6ABC, police have evidence that a silver car was seen fleeing the scene after the accident. They did not reveal whether or not they have confirmed if that car was the one that hit him.
Some people on social media think that the silver car intentionally hit Oubre Jr. in hopes of causing him harm, and was fleeing the scene after the job was done.
Some of the theories suggest that the silver car was driven by a rival fan, a disgruntled gambler, angry ex-girlfriend, or even a hired hitman. Whatever the case may be, it seems the police are saying the person who was driving the car got away.
What Does the Law Define as Vehicular Assault?
According to law books, vehicular assault is defined as causing serious bodily injury to another person by operating a vehicle recklessly or under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The penalty for vehicular assault can vary depending on the state, but it can range from a misdemeanor to a felony like attempted murder, and it can result in fines, probation, or even prison time.
Oubre Jr. has been playing great this season. He has been a key contributor to the Sixers’ success, helping them get off to a dominate start this season despite the James Harden drama. The Sixers will really miss his presence on the court, and it could cost them a lot of wins. His energy on the court was a game changer on both ends of the floor.
The Sixers and their fans are hoping that Oubre Jr. will make a full and speedy recovery, and that the truth behind the accident will be revealed soon. The police are still investigating the case and are asking anyone with information to come forward.
Hopefully that silver car didn’t intentionally hit Kelly Oubre Jr.