Shannon Beador Injured Her Face After Airbag Failed to Open in DUI Car Accident
Following a car collision with a Newport Beach home, Shannon Beador faced a frightening situation when her vehicle’s airbag failed to deploy, resulting in facial injuries.
A source told RadarOnline.com that the Real Housewives of Orange County star has sustained “bruises and cuts,” on her face, sparking concerns she might need plastic surgery. Additionally, it’s been revealed that Shannon suffered a broken arm due to the crash.
The severity of her injuries was unmistakably apparent in the photographs that made rounds on Wednesday. Snapshots emerged with Shannon discreetly covering her arm, and the photographer spilled to TMZ that she might’ve been sporting a sling. Not too long after, photos of the RHOC celeb seemingly shielding her face.
Caught in the frame with Shannon Beador was her ex, John Janssen. Although he played the “just friends” card to Daily Mail, insiders dished to RadarOnline.com that the duo is “totally an item.” They were feeling quite “cozy” at Nobu the evening before her unfortunate car mishap. Looks like there’s more than just car drama in the OC.
RadarOnline.com sources indicate that prior to Shannon’s unfortunate car incident, tensions may have been running high between her and John Janssen. Witnesses, including some of Janssen’s neighbors, reported hearing the two in a noticeable disagreement. The events took a darker turn later that night when Shannon was arrested for DUI and a hit-and-run. Insiders relayed that her facial injuries, notably evident after the crash, occurred when her vehicle’s airbag failed to deploy, suggesting that the Real Housewives of Orange County star may have struck her face on the steering wheel.
Multiple trusted sources have informed this outlet that Shannon intends to convalesce with friends during her recovery period, following injuries that reportedly involve facial stitches.
The Real Housewives of Orange County star, a familiar face on Bravo, is believed to be weighing the option of plastic surgery. Insiders suggest she’s already contemplating seeking medical advice in anticipation of when her stitches are due to be removed. The road to recovery looks to be one filled with careful consideration for Shannon.
Over the weekend, Shannon found herself in a legal tangle after her vehicle made contact with a residential home, following which she allegedly left the scene. Law enforcement sources detailed that upon their arrival, she had parked her car in the middle of the road and appeared to be casually walking her dog.
The well-known Real Housewives of Orange County personality was subsequently arrested and faced two misdemeanor charges: DUI and hit-and-run. Shannon was later released without the necessity of a bond.
Shannon did have a mug shot taken following her arrest, but officials from the Newport police have stated that it will not be made public.
Shannon’s legal representation spoke out about the incident, sharing that Shannon is “deeply apologetic and filled with remorse.” The attorney added, “As we wait for more official details on this matter, Shannon stands ready to take complete accountability for her actions.”
Amid the whirlwind of events surrounding Shannon, a representative from NBCUniversal communicated to Radar Online that Bravo will not be adjusting their filming schedule to document this incident or summon other RHOC members for reactions. Yet, despite the recent turmoil, Shannon remains on the guest list for the upcoming BravoCon event.
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