A picture of Randy Scott's car following his terrifying car accident. Credit: Randy Scott on X

With portions of the Northeast dealing with severe thunderstorms, ESPN’s Randy Scott found himself involved in a terrifying traffic accident in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Fortunately, Scott appears to have walked away unscathed from the incident, which he said occurred after he hydroplaned on I-84 before striking a concrete median.

“Can’t thank @CT_STATE_POLICE enough for helping me this morning,” Scott wrote in a social media post just after 6 a.m. ET, along with three pictures showing a severely damaged car. “Rained so hard, so quickly, I hydroplaned on I-84 and drilled the concrete median. “Airbags and seatbelt saved the day. Really lucky to walk away without a scratch.”

Despite the traffic incident, Scott was able to make his way to the ESPN studio in time to host the early-Sunday morning SportsCenter alongside Gary Striewski, which began at 7 a.m. ET.

Following his post, many of Scott’s ESPN colleagues took to social media to express their thankfulness for him being OK — a sentiment we share at Awful Announcing.

Scott also noted in a follow-up reply, he will most certainly need a new car in the immediate future.

“Oh I absolutely need help with a new car,” he wrote. “This one has served me well, it’s earned a break.”

About Ben Axelrod

Ben Axelrod is a veteran of the sports media landscape, having most recently worked for NBC's Cleveland affiliate, WKYC. Prior to his time in Cleveland, he covered Ohio State football and the Big Ten for outlets including Cox Media Group, Bleacher Report, Scout and Rivals.