EXCLUSIVE: ‘Just a meter and a half and the pickup would have hit my door!’ Grateful Roger Stone says ‘it’s a miracle’ he ran away when his Ford Expedition was boned by a truck
- Roger Stone was involved in a car accident near Memphis, Tennessee on Wednesday
- The GOP agent’s Ford Expedition was hit on the passenger side by a pickup truck that he says ran a red light
- Stone was driving in the back of the car on his way to his daily political show, The Stone Zone, when the crash happened shortly after 3:30 p.m.
- His wife Nydia Stone shared photos of the car wreckage on social media and confirmed Stone was unharmed
- “He walked off shocked but unscathed,” Nydia said in a message
- Stone said surviving the crash was one of the ‘five miracles’ in his life: ‘Another second and less than five feet and the pickup had hit my door’
Roger Stone says it’s a miracle he wasn’t injured Wednesday afternoon when the luxury SUV he was driving to a television performance near Memphis, Tennessee, was violently hit by another vehicle.
Two bodyguards in the car with Stone, Donald Trump’s political adviser and confidant, suffered minor cuts from flying glass.
But neither she nor Stone were taken to hospital after being checked by paramedics sent to the scene.
In an exclusive interview with DailyMail.com, Stone said the late model’s black Ford Expedition, where he was a passenger in the back seat, was boned by a pickup that, according to Stone, failed to stop at a red light.
Stone said he was on his way to host The Stone Zone, his daily political show that airs on the television stations of Conservative My Pillow pitchman and fellow Trump aide Mike Lindell.
The accident occurred shortly after 3:30 p.m. in Germantown, Tennessee, a suburb of Memphis.
The wreckage of the pickup truck that hit Ford Expedition Roger Stone was a passenger in when the crash occurred in Germantown, Tennessee, on Wednesday
Longtime adviser to Donald Trump, Stone said he was lucky that the pickup hit the Ford in the front passenger side rather than the rear where it sat
Roger Stone with wife Nydia, who posted footage of the aftermath of Wednesday’s crash
While living in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the 70-year-old Stone was in Tennessee for TV appearances on Lindell’s network during midterm election coverage.
Stone said he was lucky that the pickup hit the Ford from the front passenger side instead of the rear.
“Another second, less than five feet, and the pickup would have hit my door,” he said. ‘It is a miracle.
“It’s one of the five miracles in my life. The first was when the president (Trump) changed my sentence; the second was when the president pardoned me unconditionally at Christmas 2020; the third is that my wife is cancer-free 18 months after treatment for stage 4 cancer; and the fourth is that I never left my hotel room during the January 6 events.
“This crash was my fifth miracle. I don’t know how many I have left.’
Stone said his SUV appeared to be a total loss when he tried to turn left at an intersection where a fender bender had passed a few minutes earlier.
“That guy came out of nowhere through the red light at 50 miles an hour,” Stone said.
Roger Stone’s wife Nydia posted a photo of the wrecked pickup truck on social media and said he “walked away shocked but unscathed”
Stone said he was thrown to the ground in the back of the car, but did not even experience aches and pains common to car accident victims.
And Stone made it to Lindell’s studios in time for his show to start at 4 p.m.
“It wasn’t a great experience, but I’m thankful it turned out that way,” Stone said.
Stone has been Trump’s political adviser and confidant for decades and was instrumental in getting Trump into the White House in 2016.
However, Stone became a target for the Federal Bureau of Investigations shortly after the election for his role in the alleged collusion between Russian agents and Trump’s campaign.
Stone was arrested at his Fort Lauderdale home during an early morning raid in January 2019 and charged with tampering with witnesses, obstructing official proceedings and making false statements. The indictment was the result of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.
Former President Donald Trump with political adviser and confidant Roger Stone
In November 2019, Stone was convicted of all charges and sentenced to 40 months in prison.
Trump changed Stone’s sentence just weeks before he was due to report to prison and then outright pardoned him two days before Christmas 2020.
About the accident, Stone, meanwhile, said no one should see a conspiracy in the crash.
“The other driver didn’t do it on purpose,” Stone said. “This wasn’t a hit.”