Haywood Highsmith Getting Sued by Victim of Car Crash

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The traumatic car accident that Haywood Highsmith caused isn’t behind him yet, since the victim whose leg was partially amputated from the crash is suing the Miami forward.

Highsmith is being sued by the 21-year-old man, who lost part of his leg in an accident that occurred earlier this month. 

The Miami role player was driving home after the Heat’s 121-95 win over the Magic when he crashed into a disabled car and Alekxei Pino, who was helping to push the car.

“Alekxei Pino filed the lawsuit on Friday in Florida … alleging he was helping assist a stranded motorist on Feb. 6 in Miami when Highsmith barreled into him in his 2021 Audi A5 at a high rate of speed,” TMZ reports. “Pino claims in the suit Highsmith was going over the roadway’s legal speed limit before he hit him … causing an above-the-knee amputation.”

As well as the amputation, the victim claims the he suffered other significant injuries and has “since undergone numerous medical procedures to address the damage.”

“Pino’s attorney, Manuel Dobrinsky, said in a statement this week his client is actually still in the hospital recovering … “with a very long road of rehabilitation ahead of him.”

Pino and Dobrinsky are reportedly asking for unspecified damages, but estimate the suit will be in excess of $50,000.

Highsmith has been an important part of Miami’s success these past two seasons after working his way into the rotation last season.

The 27-year-old has started in 24 games in the 2023-24 season and is averaging 5.9 points per game on 42.1 percent shooting from the field and 36.7 percent from three.

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In the Heat’s last game before the All-Star break, the forward scored 16 points on 40 percent shooting from three in his team’s 109-104 victory over the 76ers.

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