Honey Boo Boo And Family Involved In Car Crash, Taken To Hospital With Minor Injuries
Honey Boo Boo, whose real name is Alana Thompson, and her family, stars of TLC’s Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, were in a car accident Monday night, and emerged without any major injuries.
'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo' Stars In Car Crash
Sugar Bear was at the wheel of the family van, driving with Mama June and Honey Boo Boo’s older sisters, Pumpkin and Chubbs. The crash occurred in Milledgeville, Ga., when Sugar Bear attempted to make a left turn on a green light.
A pickup truck coming in the opposite direction struck reality family as Sugar Bear was making the turn, resulting in “dents, scratches, and crush damage to the front grill and driver’s side headlight, as well as a crumpled hood,” for the family SUV, according to the Police report.
The pickup truck reportedly showed “cracks and dents to the front bumper, as well as damage to the grill area. A section of the front bumper had also been broken off the vehicle.”
Other Driver Says Sugar Bear Was At Fault
The police report states that Sugar Bear claims that Seth Cagle, 19, the driver of the pickup, did not have his headlights on at the time of the crash, making the pickup difficult to see causing Sugar Bear to think he had the right of way to make a left turn. Cagle, however, insists that his headlights were on automatic and places the blame squarely on Sugar Bear.
“We both had the green light. He [Sugar Bear] made a left hand turn which crossed the lane I was traveling and that is when I struck him because he cut me off. He made a left hand turn when crossing on-coming traffic – that is when he struck me and I struck him,” Cagle told E! News.
Walter Green, Cagle’s attorney, added that Cagle had not been given any citations by the police after the crash and echoed Cagle’s statements, saying, “Thompson made an error in judgment and there was nothing Mr. Cagle could have done to [prevent] the accident from happening.”
Green also said that Cagle has begun complaining of back pain, perhaps hinting at a potential lawsuit: “He [Cagle] just told me today he is sore in his back area. He advised me if it doesn’t get any better he will get it checked out.”
Family Focuses On Pumpkin's Birthday Following Crash
According to Cagle, an ambulance and police were called to the scene of the accident, and, while neither party sustained any severe injuries during the crash, the Here Comes Honey Boo Boo family were taken to the hospital after some members complained of back pain.
“Pumpkin went into a full panic attack and has severe bruising on her chest from the seat belt…Alana hit her head on the glass,” Mama June told People on Tuesday, the day after the crash, adding that she and Sugar Bear are suffering from a back sprain.
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The reality stars’ network, TLC, released a short statement via Twitter expressing their relief that everyone walked away from the crash relatively unscathed. And Mama June has now released an official statement addressing the crash, thanking fans for their well wishes:
“As many of you have heard we were in a car accident last night. It was really scary for us, since it was the first time any of us had ever been in a wreck. We are definitely really sore today, but our top priority is to celebrate Pumpkin’s birthday. She turned 14 today and no matter how sore we feel we are going to go out and celebrate. As always we want to thank everyone for their support and well wishes.”
– Olivia Truffaut-Wong
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