- Surveillance images from a nearby business did not show the described accident
- Sources believe Oubre did not know what part of the neighborhood he was in
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Police have not yet found any surveillance footage of the alleged collision involving 76ers forward Kelly Oubre Jr. was involved.
None of the footage recovered so far shows an accident occurred at the Center City intersection where Oubre claims he was hit Saturday night.
Two employees from a nearby business reportedly watched two hours of footage from that night but did not see the crash.
“Police currently have no video or photographic evidence depicting this collision,” a spokesperson said through police. Philadelphia researcher.
“We continue to work in the hope of gathering evidence and we encourage anyone with information to contact our crash investigation unit.”
According to the investigator, police were keen to point out that Oubre has not been charged with anything and that the investigation is still ongoing.
Surveillance video did not show the wreck that killed Philadelphia 76ers guard Kelly Oubre Jr. was injured
Sources familiar with the accident told the Inquirer that Oubre may not have provided an accurate account of where the crash occurred.
He has only been with the Sixers since September 26 and only recently moved to the Center City area.
Sources also said Oubre was shaken by his injuries when he spoke to police.
According to police reports, the crash happened Saturday around 7:20 p.m. in the 1400 block of Spruce Street.
The report says Oubre was reportedly walking west when a silver vehicle traveling in the same direction attempted to turn south onto another street but struck him in the chest with the driver’s side mirror.
Oubre signed with the 76ers in free agency just before the start of the season. Previously, he was drafted by the Atlanta Hawks with the 15th overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft.
But he never played for Atlanta, and his draft rights were transferred to the Washington Wizards in a three-team deal, eventually giving them Tim Hardaway Jr.
Sources believe Oubre – who only recently moved to the city – was unaware of his location
Oubre just joined the 76ers in free agency this season and recently moved to Center City
Oubre played two full seasons in Washington before being traded to the Phoenix Suns for Trevor Ariza alongside Austin Rivers.
After two seasons in the desert, he was one of the key figures in a trade with the Oklahoma City Thunder that saw Chris Paul join Phoenix. Days later, Oubre was traded to the Golden State Warriors.
In the 2021 offseason, Oubre signed a two-year contract with the Charlotte Hornets, which expired last summer.
Over the course of his career, Oubre averaged 12.8 points, 4.4 rebounds and one assist per game.