A lawsuit has been filed against defensive backs Fred Davis II and Malcolm Greene by a postal worker in the United States. Davis was involved in an accident with the worker’s vehicle in 2021.
The suit was initiated on Wednesday in the Common Pleas Court in Pickens County, which is a kind of civil court.
According to the allegations made in the lawsuit, Greene and Davis were racing their vehicles and driving dangerously in July of 2021 when Davis’ vehicle collided with a postal delivery truck operated by Karen Alvarez.
After the collision, the Clemson Police Department placed Davis under custody and later charged him with driving recklessly. In South Carolina, a conviction for this offense will result in a misdemeanor charge, which carries a maximum sentence of 30 days in prison, a fine of $200, and six points added against the driver’s license.
Dabo Swinney, Clemson head coach, has said that at the time the matter (any possible punishment) will be addressed internally.
After practice on Wednesday, Swinney gave a statement in which he said that he was aware of the impending civil suit and that it did not impact the position of either Davis or Greene on the team. The team has disciplined both of them for their inappropriate behavior, but their actions have consequences, and they will have to continue to face the repercussions of what they have done.
“It’s a very sad situation. Somebody almost lost their life,” Swinney stated about the accident. “They’re really fortunate (Alvarez) survived. She’s got a lot of challenges. Again, I don’t think anybody’s surprised that now will play out on the civil side.”
Alvarez stated in the suit that information from Davis’ airbag control module revealed he was going at 115 miles per hour in a zone with a speed limit of 55 miles per hour when he initially applied the brakes 2.8 seconds prior to colliding with the postal truck.
According to the lawsuit, Alvarez’s car twisted on its right side skidded over the median and crossed all three lanes of traffic heading northward on the highway.
According to the lawsuit, both Greene and Davis were seen on the roadway, traveling at a fast rate of speed and switching lanes as if they were competing with one another in a race.
According to the allegations made in the lawsuit filed by Alvarez, the plaintiff suffered injuries including fractures to her “skull, spine, pelvis, rib and clavicle, from which she continues to suffer, and upon information and belief, will continue to suffer in the future.”
In the lawsuit, the amount of damages sought has not been revealed and Davis and Greene have a month to answer to the complaint that has been filed.