Iowa Defensive Back David Cato Injured in Car Accident

B.Senior Analyst INovember 26, 2009

Iowa sophomore safety David Cato was involved in a two-vehicle collision around 10:00 a.m this past Sunday, according to Oklahoma Highway Patrolmen.

As tweeted by Marc Morehouse from the Cedar Rapids Gazette , the Purcell Register reported that Cato, along with Iowa State cornerback Ter'ran Denton, were traveling southbound when their vehicle bumped an 18-wheeler, sending the car into an embankment on the side of the interstate.

Thankfully, both Cato and Denton were wearing their seat belts, according to reports. 

Cato was treated for minor injuries at Purcell Municipal Hospital and released shortly after.  Denton was transported to Norman Regional Hospital with a head injury. 

There is no indication of how serious and extensive his head injury is.

The two men are friends from their days at Summit High School in Arlington, Texas, and were likely heading home to celebrate the holidays.

"They were real lucky," Patrolman Chris Bonny told the Purcell Register . "They were two very nice young men."

Cato was one of seven true freshmen to see action in 2008.  He is Iowa's second team strong safety, behind Tyler Sash, and known as one of Iowa's toughest hitters.