Dolphins' Kendrick Norton ticketed after arm amputated following vehicle crash

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A native of Jackson, Miss.

Dolphins defensive tackle Kendrick Norton was cited as at fault for the July 4 accident that led to his left arm being amputated, Florida Highway Patrol determined in its accident report.

The report- which was obtained by multiple media outlets, including ESPN - says Norton was cited with improper lane change after he pulled in front of another vehicle and made slight contact with it before he crashed into a concrete barrier.

Norton and a female passenger, identified later as Shakir Williams, were in a black 2017 Ford F-250, heading towards the northbound lanes of State Road 826 when Norton made an improper lane change to the southbound lanes.

"As a result, the left side of [the F250] sideswiped the right side of the [Maserati]", the report reads.

Tests for alcohol and drugs were not given to Norton and his 34-year-old female passenger, Shakir Williams, but both were not suspected of being under the influence prior to the crash that cut short the former Miami Hurricane's once-promising National Football League career. The driver of the Maserati was able to make a controlled stop and walked away from the crash uninjured.

The NFL announced earlier this week that they will cover all of his medical expenses.

Norton remains in the hospital, where he has undergone four surgeries. It is expected he will have further surgery to prepare him for an eventual prosthetic, ESPN reported.

His agent, Malki Kawa, said that Norton's "spirits are up considering the traumatic accident that he suffered and he's thankful for the support".

Rescue crews were forced to amputate Norton's left arm following the crash. "A lot of people are burying people".

On Monday, Norton gave a thumbs up in an update for his fans and family on Instagram. "I'm good thanks for the prayers to God be the glory". He is said to be in stable condition despite losing his arm.

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