According to reports, the 60-year-old star, who is currently hosting The Food Network’s television show, “Unwrapped,” was riding in a passenger taxi cab in Philadelphia when the cab driver lost control of the vehicle and hydroplaned. As a result of which, Summers’ head slammed against the plastic divider between the cab’s front and back seats, which severely damaged his face.
Fortunately for him, he did not sustain brain injury. However, he underwent a four-hour plastic surgery following the incident. Although the host was still in tremendous pain, he said that his surgeon was confident that the lengthy procedure was successful.
In an interview which was quoted herein, Summers said that everything went back into proper place and in a few weeks from now, the swelling will be gone and he’ll be a new guy.
At present, while Summers is still having difficulty chewing solid foods, he is already on a mission, and that is to prevent similar types of accidents from happening to anyone else. In fact, in his tweet quoted below, he said:
"Appreciate all the good wishes from everyone. Pain a little less each day. Will you help me in a campaign to rid cabs of plastic partitions?"
Shortly after his first tweet, he followed the same with another post saying blockades serve no purpose but to hurt people and are way too close to backseat despite seatbelts.
Meanwhile, Summers’ co-regulars at Food Network were hoping for the injured host’s fast recovery, reports said.
On the other hand, a Los Angeles personal injury attorney defines accident as a sudden and involuntary injury caused to the human body by an external factor. Certain personal injury, which is similar to the consequences of a vehicle accident, is treated in the same way as an accident.