Randy Jackson, youngest member of The Jackson 5, had both of his legs crushed in a serious auto accident today (March 4, 1980).
Randy Jackson, 18, was driving his new Mercedes-Benz 450SL near the Hollywood Bowl, when he hit a puddle and began skidding.
The singer, who had just received his drivers license only two months before, slammed into a concrete light pole.
Randy Jackson was trapped inside of the Mercedes-Benz, until the Los Angeles Fire Department freed him with the Jaws of Life.
Randy was hospitalized at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Burbank, with two fractured ankles and internal injuries.
In fact, doctors revealed that Randy wouldn’t be able to walk for the next eight months and he was forced to undergo two different operations on his legs.
The accident forced the Jacksons to cancel a world tour that was planned, but Michael said “all we’re concerned about right now is that Randy gets well and is able to walk again.”