"All of a sudden it started to drift very casually onto the left shoulder, [until it hit the Jersey barrier, and] ... vaulted the vehicle head-on into the sign post ..."
At present, he incident is still under investigation, but troopers believe Thomas fell asleep at the wheel, and report there were no signs of impairment. Isaiah Thomas' status for the Celtics' first-round opener against the Chicago Bulls tomorrow in Boston was not immediately available, but one would have to think the chances of him playing are slim to none. There is never a "good" time for this, but after such an outstanding season for Isaiah Thomas, to have to face such a tragedy on the threshold of the playoffs is unthinkable. Our hearts are with him and his family in this time of loss.