What Happened To Vladimir Konstantinov?
Vladimir Konstantinov was at the peak of his ice hockey career when he got into the limousine crash. The accident happened six days after the historic win of the Red Wings in the Stanley Cup after 42 years.
Konstantinov, fellow Russian hockey legend Viacheslav Fetisov and the Red Wings' team masseur Sergei Mnatsakanov were out for a golf day on June 13, 1997, to celebrate the Wings' Stanley Cup win.
The trio had called for a limo to return home that night, only to end up in a disastrous road accident. The limo's driver, Richard Gnida, held a suspended license for drunk driving at that time.
On that unfateful night, the driver lost control of the vehicle and hit a tree on the median of Woodward Avenue in Birmingham, Michigan.
The accident resulted in Vladimir retiring from his fire-up career and taking help from caretakers even to this day.