CLEMSON, S.C. — Clemson defensive backs Malcolm Greene and Fred Davis II are being sued by a U.S. postal employee whose automobile Davis collided with final 12 months.
The go well with was filed Wednesday in Pickens County Frequent Pleas Courtroom, a type of civil courtroom.
The go well with alleges that Greene and Davis have been racing their vehicles and driving recklessly when Davis’ automobile hit a mail supply truck pushed by Karen Alvarez in July 2021.
Davis was arrested by the Clemson Police Division and charged with reckless driving after the accident. That cost is a misdemeanor in South Carolina, punishable by a most of 30 days in jail, a positive of $200 and 6 factors in opposition to your driver’s license.
Clemson coach Dabo Swinney mentioned on the time that Davis’ punishment from the crew can be dealt with internally.
Swinney, talking after apply Wednesday, mentioned he was conscious the civil go well with was coming and it didn’t change the standing on the crew for Davis or Greene. Each have been punished for his or her actions by the crew, however there are penalties for his or her actions and so they’ll need to proceed coping with what they did going ahead.
“It’s a really unhappy scenario. Someone nearly misplaced their life,” Swinney mentioned of the accident. “They’re actually lucky (Alvarez) survived. She’s obtained a variety of challenges. Once more, I don’t suppose anyone’s stunned that now will play out on the civil facet.”
Alvarez mentioned within the grievance that data from Davis’ airbag management module confirmed he was touring 115 mph in a 55 mph zone when he first hit the breaks 2.8 seconds earlier than hitting the mail truck.
Alvarez’s automobile turned on its proper facet, slid over the median and throughout the northbound lanes of the roadway, in accordance with the go well with.
The go well with says each Greene and Davis have been seen on the highway in shut proximity with one another, shifting at excessive charge of velocity and switching lanes as in the event that they have been racing one another.
Alvarez’s go well with alleges she sustained accidents together with fractures of her “cranium, backbone, pelvis, rib and clavicle, from which she continues to endure, and upon data and perception, will proceed to endure sooner or later.”
The go well with asks for an unspecified quantity for damages. Davis and Greene have 30 days to reply to the grievance.
Davis has began three of 5 video games this season, with 10 tackles and two move breakups. Greene has began considered one of his three video games this season with seven tackles. He’s been out the previous two weeks with an undisclosed harm.
The fifth-ranked Tigers (5-0, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Convention) play at Boston School (2-3, 1-2) on Saturday night time.