Alonzo Mourning Cited for Leaving Scene of Accident

The ex-NBA star must answer charges for leaving the scene and for also not providing his information after the accident.

Posted: 07/28/2011 01:36 AM EDT
Alonzo Mourning

Former Miami Heat star Alonzo Mourning was charged with a misdemeanor related to a traffic accident last week in Miami Beach.


Mourning, who has retired from basketball, must now appear in court to answer to second-degree misdemeanor charges for leaving the scene of the accident and for not providing his contact and insurance information.


According to reports, Mourning was unable to avoid hitting a car that was already involved in a wreck on July 17. Mourning stopped but didn’t remain at the scene. He did return 40 minutes later, however.


At least one of the drivers has already filed a civil suit against Mourning, seeking unspecified damages.


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