Father of Casey Anthony Seriously Injured in Car Crash: Report

December 31, 2018 Updated: December 31, 2018

The father of Casey Anthony was released from the hospital recently after suffering injuries in a serious car crash in November but the 67-year-old is still having trouble walking, according to a report.

George Anthony suffered a serious spinal cord injury along with internal injuries and nerve damage, leading some to believe he might never walk again.

“He was in a wheelchair in the hospital as he recovered and it was really dire. He moves very, very slowly now, using a walker. He has a lot of neck and shoulder pain, and he’s in a brace from head to waist,” a source close to the family told People magazine. “He’s never going to be the same.”

The Florida Highway Patrol said Anthony drove his wife’s SUV off I-4 on Nov. 24.

A witness said Anthony appeared to lose control and that the car flipped over multiple times before coming to a rest, reported WFTV. “It went on the right side, into the grass, and then it literally came across the three lanes, back into the median, over to the grass as it flipped,” a caller told 911.

The patrol described Anthony’s injuries as “incapacitating.”

Casey Anthony never visited her father as they are estranged.

Casey Anthony was charged with murdering her 2-year-old daughter Caylee in 2008. She was acquitted in 2011.

During the trial, Anthony’s defense team claimed that George Anthony repeatedly molested his daughter, which he denied.

George Anthony said during an appearance on “Dr. Oz” earlier this year that if his daughter has more children, as she was reportedly considering, he hoped she would take better care of them.

“Knowing now that she could potentially be a mom again, I hope she does better this time around than what she did last time,” he said on the show, reported Inside Edition. “I hope that child is strong, grows up to be a worthwhile part of society and, the person that she has the child with, I hope they are going to love her and that child immensely.”

He said he hoped his daughter was doing well but that he didn’t foresee them resolving their differences.

“We’re not connected anymore,” he said. “And that hurts. I wish I could be part of her life, but I would never feel comfortable around her. I can’t trust her.”

Casey Anthony still lives in Florida, working as a researcher for a private investigator and only maintaining a small circle of family and friends.

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Casey Anthony (R) leaves with her attorney Jose Baez from the Booking and Release Center at the Orange County Jail after she was acquitted of murdering her daughter Caylee Anthony in Orlando, Fla. on July 17, 2011. (Red Huber-Pool/Getty Images)

“I don’t give a [expletive] about what anyone thinks about me. I don’t care about that. I never will. I’m OK with myself. I sleep pretty good at night,” she told The Associated Press in 2016.

Anthony was convicted of three counts of lying to the police, two of which were dropped. She admitted that she did lie to investigators.

“Even if I would’ve told them everything that I told to the psychologist, I hate to say this, but I firmly believe I would have been in the same place. Because cops believe other cops. Cops tend to victimize the victims,” Anthony said. “I understand now … I see why I was treated the way I was even had I been completely truthful.”

After the interview was published, George Anthony’s attorney Mark Lippman stated: “George, who has continued to try and move forward from this tragedy and who was vindicated on multiple occasions, is once again forced to relive the hints, rumors, lies, and allegations that are being made by Casey Anthony. He has specifically stated that ‘his heart hurts even more now.'”

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