ONE Championship star Angela Lee, the promotion’s atomweight champion, was involved in a car accident earlier this week.
Lee’s car reportedly flipped over multiple times and the champion’s upcoming title defense at “ONE Championship 65: Immortal Pursuit” has since been delayed.
“ONE Atomweight World Champion Angela Lee got into a terrible car accident yesterday with her car flipping over 5-6x according to the police. She was driving to her morning training at the gym when she fell asleep,” ONE Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong said in a statement on Facebook.
“Miraculously, she survived with only a concussion, some minor burns, and a banged up body. If she was not wearing a seatbelt, it would have most certainly been a different story. I saw photos of the damaged car, and it was a complete wreck. Angela will not be competing on November 24. We are all blessed and relieved that Angela will make a full recovery. It is a reminder for all of us that life is so fragile and that we must treasure our loved ones every day. Please join me in sending love, prayers, and positive energy to Angela and her family.”
BREAKING: Hawaii's @angelaleemma was involved in car accident on O'ahu Monday. Family confirms no serious injuries but will postpone #ONEFC Atomweight title defense vs. Mei Yamaguchi which was scheduled for Nov. 24th in Singapore pic.twitter.com/CZOpDo8Ueg
— Rob DeMello (@RobDeMelloKHON) November 8, 2017
Lee’s father said she is lucky to be alive, according to KHON:.
“My daughter was in a very serious accident yesterday. It is truly a miracle that she survived. We are so blessed that God laid his hand of protection over her. Angela’s car hit a guardrail on the highway. The axle snapped and the car flipped 5-6 times over 100 yards and landed on the opposite side of the highway, according to the police. Our family would like to thank everyone for your sincere thoughts and prayers. Angela is now at home recovering and will be okay.”
Lee currently holds a professional record of 8-0.
Had Lee not been pulled from the bout, she was looking to make the third successful defense of her belt.