Chiefs WR Rashee Rice Sued After Allegedly Fleeing Scene of Major Car Accident (UPDATE)

Police have confirmed the car involved in the accident was registered to Rice.

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UPDATED 4/15, 8:28 p.m. ET: Two individuals who allegedly suffered injuries during Rashee Rice’s car crash are taking the matter to court.

According to TMZ, Edvard Petrovskiy and Irina Gromova filed a lawsuit in Dallas County against the NFL star and his friend, SMU Mustangs football player Theodore Knox. The two individuals say they suffered severe injuries as a result of the crash caused by Rice’s alleged reckless driving on a Texas highway on March 30.

Petrovskiy and Gromova claim that Rice and Knox lost control while racing each other in their luxury cars and did not make an effort to check in on those who were impacted by the crash they caused.

The individuals are suing for $10 million in punitive damages, citing injuries such as brain trauma, lacerations, and internal bleeding. The two are also seeking compensatory damages for medical bills, mental anguish, and property damage.

Rice and Knox face criminal charges related to the incident and have since surrendered to the police. 

Earlier this month, Rice said he was cooperating with investigators in a statement on his Instagram account.

“Today I met with Dallas PD investigators regarding Saturday’s accident. I take full responsibility for my part in this matter and will continue to cooperate with the necessary authorities,” Rice wrote on IG, per The Athletic. “I sincerely apologize to everyone impacted in Saturday’s accident.”

"Mr. Rice wants to make certain it's understood and appreciated that he's going to do everything in his power to bring their life back to as normal as possible," said Royce West during a press conference earlier this month, as reported by CBS News Texas.

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Police are looking to speak to Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Rashee Rice after a vehicle registered in his name was involved in a car crash in Dallas, Texas.

According to The Dallas Morning News, the incident occurred on Saturday, with dashcam footage from the incident showing two cars racing and colliding with other vehicles on the 6600 block of North Central Expressway.

TMZ obtained images from the scene that showed the aftermath of the crash and a group of men who are believed to be responsible leaving the scene. A woman who was injured told The Dallas Morning News that her son was put in danger, and the men left without checking on anyone.

"No one stopped," Quinn the woman said. "We had children, like, we had kids, you know what I'm saying? It's the fact that there was no sympathy shown to where y'all can even have the decency to stop and check to make sure someone's OK, someone's alive, you know?"

𝗨𝗽𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗲: A woman was injured in the crash that involved #Chiefs WR Rashee Rice's car, and she said the men put her 4 y/o son in danger and walked away without sympathy, per the @dallasnews

“I’m just blessed I was able to walk out of there.”

She also said a pair of white…

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Another witness said that the men took guns and bags from one of the cars before fleeing. Dallas police spokeswoman Kristin Lowman said initial investigations found the person driving a Chevrolet Corvette and someone else in a Lamborghini were speeding down the far left lane before losing control of their vehicles.

Lowman added the Lambo drove into the shoulder and "hit the center median wall, causing a chain reaction collision involving four other vehicles." The people in both the Lamborghini and Corvette left the scene without checking on others or leaving any information.

BREAKING: Dashcam Footage of Rashee Rice's car crash has

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Two drivers received minor injuries and were treated at the site, while two others were sent to the hospital with minor injuries as well. Although he's not considered a suspect in the accident, the Dallas Morning News obtained a police call sheet that listed Rice as the driver of the Corvette.

Rice was drafted by the Chiefs in 2023 where he finished second among NFL rookie receivers in yards. He helped the Chiefs defeat the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LVIII by catching six passes for 39 yards. 

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