De'Angelo Henderson Involved in Car Crash, Was Hit by Stolen Car Fleeing Police

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistMay 14, 2018

Denver Broncos running back De'Angelo Henderson (33) celebrates after a touchdown reception against the Kansas City Chiefs during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
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Denver Broncos running back De'Angelo Henderson emerged from a scary car crash with just bumps and bruises and became an "inadvertent hero" in the process. 

Mike Klis of 9News in Denver reported the news, noting Henderson's jeep flipped in the crash. Klis also pointed out the running back helped stop a stolen vehicle:

Henderson discussed the crash on his Instagram page and called it "the most traumatic event I've probably ever had to deal with." He described how his car "T-boned" and went "airborne" and thanked the Parker Police and South Metro Fire Rescue in Parker for helping him.

According to CBS Denver, the driver of the stolen car collided with a number of other vehicles and sent four people to the hospital. Broncos vice president of public and community relations Patrick Smyth said Henderson was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

The Coastal Carolina product is entering his second season in the league after the Broncos selected him in the sixth round of the 2017 NFL draft. He had just seven carries for 13 yards as a rookie, although one of his two catches went for a touchdown.

He mentioned how blessed he was to escape without serious injury before "a season that I'm competing for a significant" part in the backfield rotation.

Kevin Patra of NFL.com noted Henderson will compete with Devontae Booker and Royce Freeman for time at the running back position.

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