Unfortunately, Dr. Phil is in the hot seat this time. The TV star hit a skateboarder with his car on Friday, Oct, 20, and now the man is threatening to sue. E! News reported that a “minor traffic collision” occurred on a crosswalk in Universal City in the Greater LA area. The bodybuilder — who was riding his skateboarder at the time — complained of pain in his leg and shoulder. And since the incident, he’s been vocal on social media.
“Dr. Phil just hit me with his car this morning. I filled a police report.. And injury.. Waiting for the dew process.. [sic],” a bodybuilder named Terrence Bembury wrote on Instagram. “Thank Dr. Phil.. It felt amazing getting hit by your Mercedes.. Now I’m going on two days of missing work.. SmH. I meet with my Lawyer Monday.. This is a 100% winnable vase since Dr PHIL ran a stop sign and was in the wrong lane of traffic.”
According to Dr. Phil’s rep, he’s completely willing to work with the LAPD in order to make sure the issue is addressed properly. And while he said that he checked to make sure Terrance was okay, Terrence told a different story.
“Dr. Phil ran a stop sign and was in the wrong exiting lane while I was crossing in the cross walk, then shook my hand and took off, he never got out the car, checked too see if I was injured, didn’t even ask for my name,” he continued on Instagram. “Cops told me he needed to stay until cops came and that he should of called himself, and the fact a shuttle driver stopped for me and he passed the driver and I even shouted and stuck my [hand] out, him being oblivious to all this means he either was on his phone or just straight hit me knowing my obvious presence and didn’t care, either way he broke traffic laws which resulted in him hitting me.”