According to the Miami Herald, Mathew Philbin, the son of Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin is accused of leaving the scene of an accident after crashing his Jeep into a Honda Civic and leaving behind an injured driver in the other vehicle.
According to the report, the incident happened March 23 in Austin, Texas. The 26-year-old, who is stationed at Fort Hood, allegedly drove the wrong way down a one-way street and collided with 22-year-old Kristen Robinson, who had a green light.
Robinson suffered arm, head and neck injuries. One witness who saw the crash said she appeared to be in shock.
According to Austin Police Detective D. Drake, the witness stopped and asked for Philbin‘s cellphone to call for help.
Philbin refused, asking both the victim and witness to avoid calling the police. Soon after, he hailed a cab and fled the scene.
Philbin’s iphone, wallet and military ID card were found when the police arrived on scene. They read some text messages on his phone that indicated he may have been driving while intoxicated.
Based on the evidence found at the scene, Drake said the case seemed pretty routine. But then Philbin’s attorney reached out to police and asked them to postpone the investigation.
“He asks me to hold off on the investigation because [Philbin] was about to be promoted to captain in the military,” he said. When the victim’s father found out, he called officials at Fort Hood and informed them of the charges.