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NBA star Kelly Oubre ‘may face lawsuit after running red light and crashing his purple Lamborghini into 21-year-old college student’s car at Philadelphia intersection in April’

By Alex Raskin

13:13 10 Jul 2024, updated 13:21 10 Jul 2024




Philadelphia 76ers star Kelly Oubre could be sued by a 21-year-old college student over an April car accident that was the subject of a police investigation.

The student, identified by TMZ as “Siddh,” says he was driving his Hyundai Elantra at 1:45 a.m. in Philadelphia on April 23 when Oubre ran a red light in his purple Lamborghini Urus. Oubre’s car was allegedly speeding before it collided with Siddh’s car.

Both vehicles were then towed away. Police at the time said there were no injuries, but Siddh told TMZ that he and one of his passengers suffered injuries in the collision.

Siddh says his car was completely totaled and he now struggles with anxiety issues when driving through intersections. He and his lawyer have tried to contact Oubre and the Sixers but have been unsuccessful in reaching an agreement, and Siddh believes the player is deliberately avoiding him. As a result, Siddh is now considering a lawsuit against the 28-year-old Oubre.

Although Oubre was not ticketed for the accident and appeared later in Game 3 of the first round, Philadelphia police launched an internal affairs investigation, concerned that he received special treatment from officers. It is still unclear whether the investigation is still ongoing. Police spokespeople did not immediately respond to DailyMail.com’s request for additional information Wednesday morning.

Philadelphia 76ers player Kelly Oubre could be sued over April car accident
Oubre can be seen on Instagram next to the Lamborghini he later crashed
The accident occurred at the intersection of 16th and Vine streets in downtown Philadelphia.

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Oubre’s agent also did not respond to DailyMail.com’s request for comment.

Oubre’s accident came about five months after he was hit by a car and suffered broken ribs and lacerations.

Doorbell footage shows the man returning home, wincing in pain.

According to a police report at the time, Oubre was allegedly walking westbound when a silver vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed in the same direction attempted to turn south onto another street but struck him in the upper chest with the driver’s side mirror.

He missed 11 games after the incident.

The 6-foot-7 forward is under contract for the 2024-25 season with a cap hit of nearly $8 million. He has a player option for the 2025-26 season, when he will be eligible to become a free agent.

During the offseason, the 76ers bolstered their front office by signing Paul George (four years, $211 million) and Caleb Martin (four years, $35 million).