In addition to initial reports from the scene of the accident, we’re now hearing from the other driver involved in the crash: 19-year-old Seth Cagle. The teen was driving the pickup truck that crashed into Sugar Bear’s car as they pulled through the intersection.
"We both had the green light,” he explains to E! News. “He [Sugar Bear] made a left hand turn which crossed the lane and I was traveling and that is when I struck him because he cut me off. He made a left hand turn when crossing on-coming traffic — that is when he struck me and I struck him. I was headed straight." He doesn’t seem to mention the fact that his car’s headlights were reportedly off..
For her part, Mama June has also issued a statement to the public in regards to the frightening collision.
"As many of you have heard we were in a car accident last night," said Mama June in a statement. "It was really scary for us, since it was the first time any of us had ever been in a wreck. We are definitely really sore today, but our top priority is to celebrate Pumpkin's birthday. She turned 14 today and no matter how sore we feel we are going to go out and celebrate. As always we want to thank everyone for their support and well wishes."
Happy Birthday, Pumpkin! Feel better!
Alana Thompson and her family — aka the stars of everyone’s reality TV guilty pleasure, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo — have had a rough start to 2014. Just yesterday we were telling you about how what should have been a happy family trip to Disney turned into three family members being hospitalized for illnesses. And just as Mama June, Sugar Bear, and the girls were on the mend, it’s now being reported that they were involved in a car accident Monday (January 6) night!
According to TMZ, Sugar Bear was driving at the time of the crash, with Mama June, Alana, Pumpkin, and Jessica as passengers. Reportedly, Honey Boo Boo’s father took a left turn at a green light when another car came speeding through the intersection with its lights off and crashed into the family vehicle.
Though an ambulance did arrive at the scene, the family opted to take their own SUV to the hospital. As for injuries, Pumpkin tells the site that Sugar Bear suffered a back bruise, Mama June sprained her neck and back, Alana has a headache from hitting her head against the passenger window, and Pumpkin herself has been having panic attacks and has serious chest bruises.
We’re glad you’re (mostly) OK, guys! Please rest up and get well soon!
Send your well wishes to Honey Boo Boo, Mama June, and the rest of the clan in the comments below!