John Dodson and his family were almost killed in a dreadful car accident when they were headed to Texas, on Friday night. Dodson and his had decided to visit Texas as a part of their holiday plans. The news was first brought to light by Dodson’s manager Ricky Kottenstette who took to social media to reveal that his client was involved in a serious accident. He also shared pictures of the dilapidated car.
Thankfully, John Dodson and his family were discharged from the hospital pretty quickly without any serious injury. A while later Dodson himself took to social media to assure that everyone was safe. The former UFC veteran also explained how the accident had taken place.
‘I gotta thank infinite for the design of the SUV’ – John Dodson
Dodson wrote, “Just letting everyone know we’re all alive and no one is seriously injured. The car we hit was left in the middle of the highway after that person hit an 18 wheel and another car crashed into it as well. He had no Hazzards light, no flares and no other warning to let us know. I hit the car and we rolled. I don’t know how many times but luckily the cables in the median stopped us from rolling onto traffic going the other direction. The guy fled on foot after he saw my vehicle rolled.“
He continued, “I gotta thank infinite for the design of the SUV cuz it protected my family and I from dying. We’re just lucky no one died and we can live to see another day and be reminded on how luck we are. Life is short and you don’t know when it’s gonna end so enjoy it while you can.“
Dodson was released from the UFC in September 2020. He had a record of 10-7 when he was released by the promotion. The tough veteran then moved to a new promotion – XMMA. He was set to make his promotional debut on the 30th of July, later this month. Following the dreadful accident, he has pulled out of the fight on the 30th of July, and his debut will be delayed.