FOXBORO, Mass. (WPRI) — Massachusetts State Police have issued a citation charging former New England Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes in connection with a Route 495 crash that left a family with injuries.
Police have determined that Spikes was speeding and driving negligently when he crashed into the back of an SUV in Foxboro at about 3:30 a.m. Sunday.
Spikes’ car was found in the median of Route 495 with significant front-end damage, but he fled the scene prior to the troopers’ arrival. Because of that, police had to investigate to determine if that car was the one involved in the crash and if Spikes was driving at the time.
The family, a Billerica couple and their 12-year-old son, were treated for their injuries at Sturdy Memorial Hospital and released.
Prior to abandoning the car, police said Spikes told the onboard assistance service that he hit a deer, but no evidence of that was found at the scene.
The Patriots promptly cut Spikes after learning about the abandoned vehicle.
Spikes, 27, has been summonsed to appear in Wrentham District Court on charges of leaving the scene of a personal injury crash, operating a motor vehicle negligently to endanger, speeding and failure to stay within marked lanes.