Travis Kelce spoke about the crash in the latest New Heights podcast episode
He urged people to wear seat belts as he opened up on the shock collision
Travis Kelce has opened up on a car accident that saw him have his drivers’ license suspended when he was 17 – and how lucky he was that nobody was seriously hurt.
The Chiefs star was reflecting on his time as a teenager with his brother Jason on the latest episode of their New Heights podcast, where they were discussing what they were doing 17 years ago.
Kelce, now 34, said: ‘I had just got my drivers’ license suspended by the state of Ohio.’
Jason burst out laughing as Travis continued the story: ‘For totaling my hand-me-down Dodge caravan from you!
‘It was a purple van with a silver back [door], we called it the Purple Dragon.’
Travis Kelce has opened up on a car crash age 17 that saw him lose his drivers’ license
Kelce, pictured in his college days with brother Jason, admitted it could have been worse
Kelce told listeners to make sure they always wear seatbelts as he explained what happened
But the story took a more serious turn as Travis explained what happened.
He said: ‘Flying around with a few of the guys from the football team in the back. Kids, wear your seat belt… don’t do this, this was very dumb and I’m very glad everyone came out okay, it was lucky.
‘I was swerving in and out of traffic, and I hit three parked cars. Long story short, I’m going to blame it on the tires.
‘There’s about a 30-yard f***ing skid mark going into these parked cars, I wasn’t going that fast, probably only 45 miles per hour, but it was pretty crazy.
‘But I’m glad I came out okay, and that the guys’ cars that I hit weren’t too damaged, so it wasn’t that crazy on the insurance… but I did get my license taken for this. I put everyone’s life in danger, so deservedly so.
‘Don’t do that s*** kids. Be a better kid than me.’
Jason added: ‘It sounds like something you should have your license taken for. If there’s one thing not to mess around with, it’s a motor vehicle.’
The passion Travis has for cars was not dampened by his accident in his youth and he has been spotted driving girlfriend Taylor Swift around in an array of luxury motors since they started dating.
Kelce has wooed girlfriend Taylor Swift with his now extensive luxury car collection
Kelce took Swift for a spin in his Rolls Royce on New Year’s Day after they partied together
Travis Kelce drives Taylor Swift around Kansas City in his vintage drop-top
The pair – quite literally – rode off into the sunset on Sunday night
Some of the standouts in his garage include a $348,000 Rolls-Royce Ghost and the 1970 Custom Chevrolet Chevelle SS, which he was seen driving Swift around Kansas City in after she went to her first Chiefs game back in September.
He also has a Cadillac Escalade, a GMC Hummer EV SUV and an Aston Martin Vanquish in his collection.
But for now, Kelce’s attention is on the road to Las Vegas and the Super Bowl after the Chiefs returned to winning ways in the NFL this weekend, beating the Cincinnati Bengals at Arrowhead Stadium.
Kelce and the Chiefs, who won the Super Bowl last year and beat Jason and the Philadelphia Eagles in the final, round out the regular season on Sunday against the Chargers in LA.