Carrollwood Day School starting junior quarterback Spencer Peek was involved in a single-vehicle car crash Sunday night, resulting in the teenager sustaining 17 broken bones, head coach Lane McLaughlin said Monday.
According to a Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office report, Peek was traveling south on Cheval Boulevard at Wimbledon Court at 9:53 p.m. Sunday, when his vehicle crossed the solid yellow center line and continued off the roadway to the left, traveling with the driver’s side wheels on the shoulder for 100 feet before striking a speed limit sign.
According to a witness, Peek’s vehicle continued another 20 feet before striking an oak tree. After striking the tree, the vehicle rotated counter-clockwise, re-entered the roadway and traveled 70 feet sideways before coming to rest.
McLaughlin said Peek broke both arms and legs and underwent surgery Monday.
“It’s sad to see a kid like that,” said McLaughlin, who visited Peek at the hospital.
McLaughlin said Peek was in good spirits.
“He was talking and joking around,” he said.
Peek also played defensive back for the Patriots last year. A two-year varsity member, this was to be Peek’s breakout season as a starter. Peek missed playing in the spring jamboree due to a broken collarbone.
“He waited for this time,” McLaughlin said.
The Patriots are at Vero Beach St. Edward’s in the preseason classic and at Jacksonville University Christian in the season opener.
Peek, also a standout soccer player, scored 10 goals with seven assists as a sophomore.