Former LSU B-Ball Player Hit By Drunk Driver, Breaks Both Legs, Right Elbow & Lower Spine

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Daryl Edwards Jr. has a long road to recovery after being hit by a drunk driver.

The former LSU basketball player was seriously injured in a car accident last week that caused severe injuries. A drunk driver was going the wrong direction on a Houston-area freeway and it resulted in Edwards breaking “both legs, right elbow, his vertebrae and his lower spine,” according to the GoFundMe page created for him.

Up and coming 19-year-old R&B singer Jaelyn ‘JaeRene’ Chapman was killed in this horrific crash, with four others injured, including Edwards. The driver at fault, 32-year-old Bobby James Brown, faces a charge of intoxication manslaughter.

Brown was driving in the wrong direction for “at least two or three miles” before causing the crash.

Edwards averaged 6.2 points per game in 41 appearances during the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons for LSU. He earned his degree and was planning on playing basketball overseas starting next month.

Those plans are on hold until he can fully recover.