WEDDINGTON, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina Highway Patrol trooper says Carolina Panthers linebacker Shaq Thompson was cited for a head-on accident that injured former Duke quarterback Anthony Boone over the weekend.
Trooper John Burgin told The Associated Press on Monday that Thompson's vehicle collided with one driven by Boone on Sunday morning near Weddington, located about 20 miles southeast of Charlotte.
Burgin says Thompson told authorities in his statement that he reached down to pick up his dropped cellphone, leading to a citation for driving left of the center line.
Burgin says Boone broke his pelvis but his injuries weren't life-threatening. Thompson wasn't injured.
Burgin says Thompson had alcohol in his system but wasn't impaired and alcohol wasn't considered a factor in the accident.