Miami Heat’s Haywood Highsmith died after a man was injured in a car accident

Miami Heat’s Haywood Highsmith died after a man was injured in a car accident

Miami Heat forward Haywood Highsmith has been cited for reckless driving for his involvement in a car accident that left a man’s leg partially amputated.

Highsmith was on his way home from Miami’s Casilla Center on Tuesday night after the Heat’s 121-85 win over the Orlando Magic — in which Highsmith played three scoreless minutes — when the accident occurred.

According to a Miami-Dade Police Department accident report obtained by the South Florida Sun Sentinel, Highsmith was driving 45 mph, five mph over the posted speed limit, when he struck a disabled vehicle in the road with its lights off. The accident report added that the man who was helping the owner of the broken down car on the road was directly behind the car when Highsmith hit it. The vehicle traveled 50 to 60 yards after impact.

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