Lawsuits Filed Against Rashee Rice After Car Crash

( – Football player Rashee Rice, wide receiver for the Kansas City Chiefs, was hit with a $1 million lawsuit from two victims impacted by a car accident last month.

On Thursday, April 11, attorneys representing Irina Gromova and Edvard Petrovskiy filed a lawsuit against Rice, 23, and another defendant in a Dallas County court. The other defendant is Teddy Knox, a sophomore and cornerback at Southern Methodist University (SMU).

According to the affidavit, Rice was driving a Lamborghini Urus at around 119 mph seconds before crashing into Gromova and Petrovskiy, who drove a 2022 Lexus 350 SUV. Knox, who allegedly drove a Chevrolet Corvette, managed to slow down from 116 mph to 91 mph a second before also striking the SUV.

The Dallas County court lawsuit states that Gromova and Perovskiy suffered severe injuries from the “tremendous force of the high-speed impact.” Some of those injuries include internal bleeding, bruises, lacerations requiring stitches, and brain trauma.

The lawsuit also claims that Rice, Knox, and the other passengers from their vehicles showed no support for the plaintiffs after injuring them and instead walked away from the scene. According to the filing, the victims were ignored as they called for emergency help and “desperately” tried “to exit their destroyed vehicles” while in shock as the “defendants intentionally, knowingly evaded” helping them.

The plaintiffs are seeking damages for property damage, mental anguish, physical pain, and medical care. Rice turned himself in to the Glenn Heights Police Department the same day of the filing and is facing multiple counts for the incident, including aggravated assault and collision involving injury. Knox turned himself in the following day, Friday, April 12, and faces the same charges. He was also suspended from the SMU football program.

Rice issued a public apology on social media on Thursday, April 4, a week before the lawsuit was filed. He said he takes “full responsibility” for his part in the matter and would “continue to cooperate with the necessary authorities.”

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