Flyers center Briere injured in Interstate crash

Posted: June 17, 2010

Flyers forward Danny Briere escaped serious injury this morning when his SUV collided with a tractor-trailer near Binghamton, New York, police said.

Briere and his 9-year-old son Cameron were headed north on I-81 about 12:30 a.m. just north of the Pennsylvania state line.

Briere, driving a 2010 Range Rover, was passing a tractor-trailer when he became drowsy and drifted into the right-hand lane, said Sgt. Steven Barlow, spokesman for the New York State Police.

The big-rig swerved. Briere's Range Rover crashed into a guardrail. The truck jackknifed and tipped on its side blocking all northbound traffic for about five hours.

Briere and his son received minor injuries. The star center was treated at a Binghamton hospital for an unspecified arm injury. Cameron Briere complained of neck pain. The driver of the truck was not injured.

Briere led all NHL scorers with 30 playoff points, a franchise record. Briere, who had 12 goals and 18 assists in the playoffs, and linemates Ville Leino and Scott Hartnell were a combined plus-15 in the Finals against Chicago.


Contact staff writer Sam Wood at 215-854-2796 or samwood@phillynews.com.

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