The drunk driver who caused this accident was not identified, but they were arrested and charged with a DUI. They allegedly caused a three-car crash at 2:00pm EST last Wednesday, which included Parsons' vehicle, and they did admit to drinking and being under the influence at the time. Before this incident, Parsons had played in just five games for the young, rebuilding Hawks after getting traded there last season by the Memphis Grizzlies.
Parsons was a major threat when he signed a four-year contract with the Grizzlies, but the 31-year-old has since been dealing with chronic knee injuries, which forced Memphis to move on from him before his contract was up. He ended up appearing in 100 games over the four years, where he made $94.8 million from a contract that was signed in July of 2016. His best days came with the Houston Rockets, when he averaged in double figures in four consecutive seasons from 2012 to 2016. He put up just 2.8 points per game in his short time with Atlanta, and that unfortunately may be cut short in a tragic way.