Jim Boeheim’s Fatal Car Accident

Cameron Bailes, Writer

The Syracuse Head Men’s Basketball coach was heading home after a victory over the Louisville Cardinals, when a car had suddenly skidded across the street which had two passengers. Jorge Jimenez, 51, was the passenger who was fatally hit while Boeheim was trying to avoid the disabled car, in which he struck Jimenez who was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead there. This incident will be something that sticks with him throughout the rest of his life.

Boeheim, who was head home after the 20 point victory over Louisville has been very cooperative according to police, doing all these tests to see if he was intoxicated, which he wasn’t, and he has even apologized for this accident which happened to kill a loved one of the Jimenez Family. Boeheim had even released a statement before the matchup with the Duke Blue Devils in which he said, “First and foremost to the Jimenez family: I want them to know how truly devastated I am for my involvement and the loss of a loved one,” Boeheim read from a prepared statement. “The grief and pain his family is feeling at this time is, simply put, unimaginable. Juli, my family, and I are heartbroken. I love this community, and to see so many of my community members rally around the Jimenez family is a reminder of how special a community central New York is.”

Boeheim has said that this fatal accident will be with him for the rest of his life and that he is sorry for the loss of their loved one. The Hall of Fame coach made this comment after the 75-65 loss against Duke in which he said it is, “something that will be with me for the rest of my life.” That game against Duke set a new record with an on campus basketball crowd of 35,642 people in attendance.

Source: https://www.foxnews.com/sports/syracuses-jim-boeheim-says-fatal-car-accident-is-something-that-will-be-with-me-for-the-rest-of-my-life

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