Moments after the crash, a passerby who came upon the flipped car called 911 and said the driver had already left the scene. A rep for the Portland [Oregon] PD tells us they ran the plate — it matched with Abby — so they went to her home (1 mile away) and located her there a short time later.
Cops say Abby told them she had walked home because she didn’t have her cell phone and wanted to call a tow truck. Unclear why she didn’t flag down a motorist or knock on the door of the home where she flipped. Despite the severity of the crash and the curious fact she left the scene — cops say they had no reason to believe Abby was impaired and did not administer a DUI test of any kind.
Wambach was not charged in the incident. The Portland Police Department, who filed a 1-page report at the time, told TMZ that Wambach was not given special treatment for her celebrity. TMZ’s story has photos of the accident scene.
Last week, ESPN announced that Wambach, who was a member of one World Cup championship team and is a two-time Olympic gold medalist with the USWNT, would be joining the network as an analyst and multi-platform contributor.