A 911 caller reported that George Anthony had a seizure before veering off the road and flipping his vehicle several times

By Steve Helling
November 27, 2018 03:40 PM
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In the moments before Casey Anthony‘s father was seriously injured in a car accident, a witness called 911 and reported George Anthony appeared to be having a seizure.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Anthony, 67, was driving his wife’s Toyota 4Runner on a Florida interstate when he lost control of the vehicle and flipped several times.

“A man just had a seizure,” the female caller told the dispatcher on the 911, an audio recording of which was obtained by PEOPLE. “He’s all over the road. Now he’s on the side of the road.”

The dispatcher asked for clarification. “Okay, so we have a person having seizure on [the interstate]?” he asked.

“Yes, he is,” the caller responded.

According to the incident report, Anthony’s vehicle veered off the right shoulder of the road. He attempted to swerve back onto the roadway and lost control. The vehicle flipped several times, crossing all lanes of traffic, before coming to a stop on the left median of the road.

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He was the only person in the SUV at the time of the crash.

Anthony was transported to a nearby hospital. The Florida Highway Patrol report states that his injuries are “incapacitating.” The hospital confirms that Anthony is a patient, but was unable to give an update of his condition.

Anthony, 67, was thrust into the national spotlight after his daughter was charged with murder in the 2008 death of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee. During the trial, her defense team alleged that George Anthony had molested Casey from the time she was young — an allegation he strongly denied.

The trial damaged the relationship between Casey and her father; they have not spoken for several years.

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During a recent Dr. Oz episode, George Anthony responded to PEOPLE’s recent report that his daughter is “open” to having more children.

“Knowing now that she could potentially be a mom again, I hope she does better this time around than what she did last time,” Anthony said on the show.

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While Anthony wishes his daughter the best, he told the show their relationship is irretrievably broken. “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.”

Neither George nor Cindy Anthony answered PEOPLE’s calls for comment on Monday.