Luckily, Sam Williams escaped with minor injuries.
Dallas Cowboys rookie defensive end Sam Williams had a scary Christmas, barely escaping serious injury in a scary crash this week, telling the Star-Telegram that you never know when your time is up. Last week, Williams was having a pretty solid week. The Cowboys are 11-4 heading into the back end of the season, and he'd just picked up his shiny black Chevrolet Corvette from the dealer.
Then Williams got hit, and probably harder than he'd ever been hit on the field. A driver t-boned the DE, scattering bits of Corvette across the road, with their vehicle impacting the driver's side of the C8. "Once I got out everybody had their phones out and was like 'there's no way you lived that. There is no way you lived that,'" he tells the Telegram.
"I was driving straight. All I remember is that previous car went by really fast without yielding. And then I was driving straight, I guess another car went and I looked over and I was getting hit from the driver side," Williams said. "And I just held on real tight to the steering wheel and tried to brace myself. When it stopped, all I was hearing was 'Get out of the car, it's smoking.'"
Understandably, Williams was pretty upset about his car. "I turned around and I was like 'look at my effing car. I just bought that car. And then we tried to help the lady out but her door was jammed so we had to wait for the fire department to get there and open it." Still, Williams was more grateful to be alive than anything.
"Yeah, my first thing was like, 'thank you god' because it could have been worse," Williams said. "I was thinking about my son and his mom. I could have been gone like that fast without seeing them and saying goodbye or anything..." Williams continues, "I look back over at the accident and I am just thankful for life. Christmas was right around and like the biggest gift we have is life every day because you never know."
Williams says the accident reminded him how fragile life is. "Hug your loved ones," he says, telling media he's just thankful to be alive and unhurt. The defensive end was originally going to play his next game against the Eagles, but the team kept him out for fear of a head injury. Williams will be back on the field against the Titans this week.