Alonzo Mourning Denies Any Wrongdoing in Traffic Accident

by July 21, 2011

The Miami Heat front-office exec is being sued for allegedly leaving the scene of a late-night car accident, but Alonzo Mourning claims total innocence in the matter. From the Miami Herald: “On the eve of his philanthropic foundation’s most important fund-raising event of the year, Zo’s Summer Groove, former Miami Heat basketball star Alonzo Mourning is facing a lawsuit stemming from an accident scene he left on Sunday. Mourning, 41, was driving home to Coral Gables with his wife, Tracy, at 3 a.m. Sunday from the wedding of Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh at the Fontainebleau Hotel, when he crossed the Julia Tuttle Causeway and his blue 2010 Porsche Panamera slid into one of two crashed cars in the middle of the highway … Neither men were hurt by Mourning’s car. According to a Florida Highway Police report, Mourning got out, went over to check on the men, who told him they were OK and that they had already called police. Mourning continued driving home, then called police, the FHP report said. He was told to return to the scene and he did. He and his wife returned to the accident scene in Tracy Mourning’s SUV. She drove. Asked if he had been drinking, Mourning said that, as a kidney transplant patient, he does not drink or smoke. ‘I’ve been completely cooperative and met with the police,’ Mourning told The Herald. ‘And now that the facts are straightened out, I think everyone will see that I didn’t cause the accident and didn’t cause any injuries.'”