Update: PRO FOOTBALL NEWS: Peyton Manning in Major Car Accident? Twitter Hoax?

Peyton manningA spokesperson for the Denver highway safety authority (HSA) has confirmed that Peyton Manning has broken both of his legs in a traffic altercation. He has been transported via ambulance to a local Denver hospital for treatment, and the full extent of his injuries are not known at this time, however, both of his legs were visibly broken and not life threatening according to sources.

The accident involved a 2012 BMW driven by Peyton Manning and a 76 year old female driver in a 2010 Audi. The driver of the Audi was issued a citation for failing to stop at a red light before striking the vehicle driven by Peyton Manning at a high rate of speed.

Team spokespersons could not be reached for comment at this time.

Additional details and information will be updated as it becomes available. This story is still developing

Sources yet to be confirmed.


We have since been informed that this maybe a hoax. I am unsure at this point whether that is correct. However, I am in the process of checking my sources and will provide updates as soon as possible.

I apologize for any confusion caused.

I posted this story in good faith, and have since discovered the alleged hoax started with this link http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022465106.

It disgusts me that people would cause harm this way and I in no way, purposely set out to give false information.

I have since confirmed, that the information I gathered from my sources, and from other research, that it is indeed a hoax. I apologise profusely.

I am grateful to you, my readers, that you alerted me to the potential hoax, which has allowed me to further my research. As I had noted in comments, I now know how the major news sites like CNN and NBC felt, when they too, were mislead by a twitter hoax in 2000, in regard to Al Gore winning.

Once again I apologise.

Debra Wattes

11 Responses to "Update: PRO FOOTBALL NEWS: Peyton Manning in Major Car Accident? Twitter Hoax?"

  1. mcastaldiMike   March 5, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    Sorry Debra. . .you got hoaxed! Please try remember your Journalism 101 and do some independent research and verification before splashing something across the front page.


  2. Josh   March 5, 2013 at 7:23 pm


  3. Mike Lewis   March 5, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    Shame on you. There isn’t even a Denver Highway Safety Authority.

  4. Idiots   March 5, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    It’s not true. He’s in Kansas City receiving an award tonight. Stupid internet fraudulent reporting….

  5. Matt Woodard   March 5, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    And supposedly, he’s in K.C today, returning from his overseas USO trip.

  6. Michelle   March 5, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    is this real can’t find it anywhere else?

  7. Matt Woodard   March 5, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    Is this for real? There doesn’t seem to be an actual “Denver highway safety authority” peyton supposedly doesn’t own a BMW. Not a word of it on Espn or nfl (tv or Internet) nor the broncos site, nor the Denver post. If this is a hoax or headline grabbing, someone should lose their job.

  8. Patrick Reilly   March 5, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    That’s awful, hope he will recover soon.