Former Kansas guard Brannen Greene is lucky to be alive after a frightening incident in the Bronx while training for the 2016 NFL Draft.
According to reports, Greene was in the backseat of a vehicle when it was struck from behind. The vehicle then went airborne, before coming down on a guard rail and bursting into flames.
When the vehicle landed, the 6-foot-7, 215-pound ex-Jayhawk was able to climb through a broken window right before the car exploded.
Somehow, Greene and the driver survived the accident with only minor injuries. When you see the damage to the vehicle, you will see why it is being considered a miracle that he survived.
— Joe Davis (@ByJoeDavis) May 22, 2016
Greene’s father provided further frightening details of the moments after impact.
“Everything in the car — his phone, his computer, his luggage was burned and destroyed. The police said Brannen should not have survived. He walked away from it with a terrible headache, all-over body aches but for the most part he’s just dealing with mental trauma,” Jeff Greene said, via KU Sports. “To think he survived this … he said when the car got hit he felt like he was asleep, dreaming. He said, ‘I could see all this fire and I was getting hot.’ He said, ‘I’ve got to get out. I couldn’t get out. I couldn’t find my seatbelt and the wraps. I got scared. I finally hit it and the seat belt came loose. I jumped out the window and started running. Five seconds later it sounded like a bomb (with car engulfed in flames).’
“He got up and walked to the Sprint store today (after getting ride back to his condo and a long night’s sleep) because he had no way of reaching anybody. He has no broken bones. He’s extremely lucky.”
What an incredible story.
Greene is not currently expected to be drafted on June 23, but if he can get through a situation like this we probably should not put anything past him.
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