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Norton's arm amputated at the scene
The accident occurred early in the morning of July 4th. The paramedics should have amputated Norton's left arm to remove it from the wreckage.
Police said neither Norton nor his passenger, Shakir Williams, 34, was wearing a seatbelt.
The police did not determine whether or not Norton was distracted while driving, according to the report.
Norton: "I stay strong"
Norton spoke publicly for the first time on Thursday with CBS4 in Miami.
"I'm fine," said Norton. I am as comfortable as possible with the situation. I'm fine and the best I can.
"I'm staying strong because all the support from all the fans, all the teams, my family and everyone. That's what drives me, my faith and the support of my family, my grandparents, my sports agent. Everyone goes beyond expectations with nothing in return. Just seeing people who have supported me is just great. "
Norton's prospects are better now that it's in the aftermath of the accident that he's in critical condition.
But he recognizes that his football career is over.
"I realize I will not be able to play for anyone," Norton told CBS4. "We work beyond what you know. This reality is sinking. I am alive and I am grateful. "
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