Patriots’ James White Shares Hearthmelting Instagram Tribute To His Father Who Died In a Car Crash Sunday

Over the weekend, James White suffered the loss of his father who died in a car crash while his mother suffered “life-threatening injuries” and is in critical condition at Hollywood Memorial Regional Hospital.

In his first public statemenet following the tragedy, White made an amaznig tribute to his father while also sharing a strong message for his young son. He wrote:

“Happy 1st birthday Xzavier! I hope I can be as good of a father to you as my father was to my brother and I! I still can’t quite process everything that’s going on right now but when I look at you, you give me life! May you Rest In Peace Dad, we miss you much already.”

News about the accident spread early on Sunday, which is why White was unable to play his matchup against the Seahawks with the Patriots. Initial reports about the accident were shared by the Miami Herald, who wrote:

“Lisa White, was driving a 2014 Volkswagen Passat, with her husband in the passenger seat. The car was making a left turn onto Southwest 118th Avenue, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office, when it was struck by a white Subaru traveling east.

“The Passat hit a curb and flipped over. Lisa White suffered “life-threatening” injuries, deputies said, and remains in critical condition at Memorial Regional Hospital.

“The white Subaru caught on fire after hitting a traffic-control box. The driver, Daniel Chamberlin, 32, had minor injuries, police said.”

Other reports shared that White declined an offer from Patriots owner Robert Kraft to fly him directly to be with his family in Florida. Instead, he chose to fly back with the team. 

Our thoughts and prayers go out to White and his family. We hope that his mother will be able to recover from the accident as well!