Former New York Giants safety JoJo Nicolas was involved in a horrific two-car crash in Miami Beach on Tuesday — a crash that sent at least one person to the hospital with serious injuries and resulted in the closure of westbound lanes on the MacArthur Causeway.
After learning of the accident, fellow safety Antrel Rolle took to Instagram seeking prayers for his former teammate and friend. He included a picture of Nicolas in a Giants uniform and a terrifying photo of the crash scene.
Nicolas, who signed with the Giants as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2012, hoped to bring a lot of versatility to New York's defensive backfield, but was unable to beat out stiff competition and was ultimately released in August of the same year as the team trimmed their roster to 75 players.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with Jo Jo Nicolas and his friends and family. Hoping he recovers from this mornings accident on Mac Cswy,” the department posted via Twitter.
Police announced that Nicolas was the driver of the black Lexus that crashed into the back of a tractor trailer, but would not say whether or not alcohol was involved. And although it remains unclear what injuries Nicolas suffered, they are, apparently, severe.
"It does not look very promising. He is going through testing," Detective Vivian Hernandez said.
Giants 101 will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as they become available.
UPDATE: As of Noon EST, the family of JoJo Nicolas says he is still alive and fighting at Jackson Memorial Hospital.
WEDNESDAY UPDATE: Nicolas has been upgraded from critical to stable condition, but the family has requested no additional information be released.
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