Vinny Pazienza Accident – Boxer Vinny Paz. Paz smashed his neck in an horrific road accident and came back and won world titles in three weight divisions.
After the accident, Reader told police that another car had cut him off as he was driving on Post Road. He said he swerved into the southbound lanes and was struck by Ham’s car.
Rescue workers had to pry open a door to free Pazienza, who spent 10 days in a hospital and several months in a metal halo. Reader and Ham were treated for less serious injuries.
Police cited Reader for failure to control his vehicle.
Pazienza made a remarkable comeback after the accident, returning to the ring 13 months later.
Last August, Pazienza improved his record to 41-6 when he knocked out previously undefeated Dana Rosenblatt of Malden, Mass., to win the vacant World Boxing Union super middleweight title.