Laila Ali Responds To Reports Of Her Backing Into An Elderly Man
Laila Ali has released a statement following a car accident on Tuesday (Dec. 4) in Calabasas, California. According to reports, Ali backed her SUV into an elderly man in his 90s, sending him to the hospital. Law enforcement did not issue a citation to the retired boxer, noting,
[Ali] was driving slow in the parking lot. She wasn’t impaired.
Ali also released a statement via Facebook Wednesday (Dec. 5),
As was reported, I was involved in a minor parking lot accident yesterday. I am okay, and am praying that the elderly gentlemen who was walking behind my car as I was backing up is okay. My daughter (Sydney) was in the vehicle, and she is okay too. I am thankful for the medical responders and LA County sheriffs department, both of whom arrived promptly and tended to the situation with urgency and calm. Thank you to everyone who has reached out to me concerned.
Ali remained at the scene until authorities arrived. The elderly man is reported to be in the hospital in stable condition.