Prosecutors are reviewing the way police handled a New Year's Day car accident involving Flyers C Eric Lindros.
Lindros and his girlfriend, Jessica Lloyd, were involved in a crash shortly after leaving the team's practice complex in New Jersey. Police said Lloyd was driving Lindros's 1995 Mercedes-Benz when it jumped a curb and came to rest in a cluster of trees.
Voorhees, N.J., Police Chief Keith Hummel confirmed yesterday that he had been notified that the Camden County prosecutor's office is reviewing the police account of the crash.
"Apparently, someone has said that there are some irregularities in the report," Hummel told the Associated Press. "They're claiming that Eric Lindros was the driver and Jessica Lloyd was the passenger."
James P. Lynch, first assistant county prosecutor, confirmed that his office is reviewing the crash investigation, but would not disclose the allegation that prompted the action.
"We're doing a preliminary inquiry into allegations of some improprieties or irregularities in connection with the accident and its subsequent investigation," Lynch said.
"We have to keep in mind when public figures are involved in situations like this it is very common for rumors and innuendos to surface."