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Former John Muir Star Critically Injured in Car Accident

​Posted April 6, 2020
By Dennis Haywood

​​​​​Saturday afternoon there was a terrible accident, as two cars were allegedly street-racing in Monrovia on Myrtle Avenue just south of Duarte Road. As the two drivers passed Duarte Road, the driver of the classic Mustang lost control and slammed into an SUV that was also traveling on Myrtle. Both the driver of the Mustang and SUV were taken to hospitals with significant injuries. 

A witness said she saw two cars racing south on Myrtle. The other car was possibly a Chevy Camaro but fled the scene after the Mustang went out of control. 

The driver of the Mustang was former John Muir, NFL, and XFL running back Sultan McCullough.

Both vehicles were traveling at high speeds when the driver of the Mustang lost control at a curve in the road, according to the lieutenant.

"He was going so fast, he wasn't able to take that curve, veered into northbound lanes," he said. The Mustang was split in half from the violent impact.

The driver of a northbound SUV saw the Mustang headed toward him and managed to veer, avoiding a head-on collision, but was still struck by the Mustang, police said.

McCullough was taken to Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena where he had surgery for injuries to his legs, shoulder knees. His family said the surgeries went well, but during the corona pandemic, only his mother was allowed in at the hospital. We spoke to family member Michael Harrison and he told us that the whole family is really happy that it wasn't a devastating ending.

Just a few months ago McCullough's niece was fatally injured in a car accident on the 210 Freeway. That night McCullough rushed to that scene and necessitated his niece on the scene, but she later succumbed to her injuries.

We will keep you updated on his progress.