YORK - Star Boxing's President Joe DeGuardia has
survived a horrific and tragic fatal car accident while on his way home
from "ROCKIN FIGHTS 4,"a sold-out event at The Paramount in Huntington, New York,
was on the Long Island Expressway in his new Mercedes Benz, when he was
hit head-on by a Honda that was going the wrong way on the Expressway
(just East of Exit ramp 41). The driver of the Honda was killed upon
impact. There were reports that the driver of the Honda was operating
without headlights on and was impaired.
County Sergeant Steven Fitzpatrick told 1010 WINS Radio that the crash
was so brutal that both cars were throw approximately 150 feet from the
point of impact. Both cars were totally destroyed.
incredibly lucky to be alive" said DeGuardia. "I'm in quite a bit of
pain, but I'll be fine. Those close to DeGuardia commented that being
in the well made brand new Mercedes Benz may have helped DeGuardia
survive, and also suggested that DeGuardia's instincts as a boxer
(DeGuardia was a former Golden Gloves Champion who grew up on the tough
streets of the Bronx) were also instrumental in his survival.
Ironically, the accident was not far from where DeGuardia earned his law
degree at Hofstra University School of Law School.
wish to express my deepest and most sincere appreciation for the
outpouring of true concern I am humbled and honored by the emails,
calls, texts, twitter, facebook and all other means of support I have
received from all over the country and world from people in all aspects
of my life, particularly including those in boxing, fans as well".
thoughts and prayers are also extended to the families of the young man
who lost his life and particularly his passenger. My prayers are with
the young woman as she struggles for life"
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