Nashville Sports Anchor Hurt in Crash

WTVF Sports Anchor Steve Layman was covering the preseason football game between the Tennessee Titans and the Kansas City Chiefs over the weekend.

After the game, he and a friend hopped in a cab and before even going 2 blocks the cab was T-boned.

Layman was taken to Truman Medical Center. 

Many on staff learned of Layman's accident on Twitter, but finally an internal email was sent out to staffers. FTVLive obtained a copy:


As you may or may not be aware, Steve Layman was in a car accident in Kansas City last night.  Steve was there to cover the Chiefs-Titans game for us.  He had returned from Arrowhead Stadium after the game, got in a cab with a friend and they went two blocks when the cab was t-boned by another car that ran a red light.  Steve was knocked out.  The driver of the cab, his friend and the driver of the other car were uninjured.  Steve wasn't so lucky.. the impact broke his neck, some ribs and cut his face severely.  His face has been stitched up and he is obviously, in a neck brace.  He is resting in intensive care and he thinks they will release him on Monday.  Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.  

Brian McKeegan
Executive Producer of Sports
NewsChannel5 (WTVF-TV)

Layman tweeted out his thanks to the medical staff and said it was a rough 14 hours.