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Dave FM’s Jimmy Baron accidentally hits producer Fat Kid with his SUV

Jeremy "Fat Kid" Powell, who was hit by Jimmy Baron's vehicle this morning, at the Royal Marshall benefit in March. CREDIT: Rodney Ho/rho@ajc.com

Jeremy "Fat Kid" Powell, who was hit by Jimmy Baron's vehicle this morning, at the Royal Marshall benefit in March. CREDIT: Rodney Ho/rho@ajc.com

Dave FM morning host Jimmy Baron, early this morning hit his show producer Jeremy “Fat Kid” Powell with his SUV on his way to work. Powell was walking on 15th Street in Midtown, also en route to the radio station. Yvonne Monet and Christopher “Crash” Clark talked about the accident this morning.

Powell, 30, who used to work with Baron on 99X many years ago, recently took over as the show producer. He was sent to the Atlanta Medical Center with a broken ankle and broken tailbone but is now back at home, recuperating. Friends have been posting well wishes on his Facebook page and he’s thanking them for the support on Twitter, too.

Here’s some of his Tweets since Baron hit him:

At 5 a.m. “Holy crap! Got hit by a car”

Then: “In an ambulance.”

And: “Think show will have something to talk about???”

As the pain intensified, he got a bit more serious: “Ok. This sucks. #understatement”

Later: “Wife here now. Asked ‘how did you stop yourself?’. I hit the damn ground, duh.”

Soon after, the nurse gave him some meds: “Ok. Got meds. Wow they work fast. I am floating.”

At 7 a.m., he Tweeted: “Nurse says I have a broken ankle and a broken tailbone. Doctor coming in soon. #bestweekever”

At 8 a.m., he wrote: “Person that hit me is my very good friend and coworker @jimmybaron. He was freaking out more than I was.”

“No surgery needed. Woo!” he Tweeted at about 11 a.m. “I’m gonna make it. It will just take a while,” he added at about 2 p.m.

At 3:05 p.m., he wrote: “Crutches suck.”

UPDATE Sunday, May 8: Fat Kid posted a photo of himself on his Facebook page with a walker. He also noted he was sore the next day.

Dave FM program director Scott Jameson said he can’t comment on the accident.  He apparently told everyone at Dave not to talk either.

Is CBS Radio, which owns Dave FM, liable? It doesn’t appear to be the case because commuting to or from work does not constitute “work” in the eyes of Georgia law, according to Ragland Jones, a local law firm.

This situation reminded me of the season four episode of “The Office” when Michael Scott hit Meredith:

I interviewed Fat Kid just a couple weeks ago after the Charlie Sheen concert:

And on Tuesday, TV stations interviewed Powell when a meth dealer next door got caught up in a hostage situation in Roswell. My colleague Mike Morris took this photo, pre-accident:

Fat Kid talks to media about a hostage situation May 3 next door to his home.

Fat Kid talks to media about a hostage situation May 3 next door to his home.

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By Rodney Ho, rho@ajc.com, AJCRadioTV blog

40 comments Add your comment

vagabondking

May 6th, 2011
3:50 pm

Fat Kid a producer? That explains in part why Dave FM really sucks!

jarvis

May 6th, 2011
3:52 pm

I miss Michael Scott.

Post-It

May 6th, 2011
3:54 pm

Jimmy has always been mean spirited, but this is taking things a bit too far.

Phil

May 6th, 2011
3:54 pm

Is Jimmy’s car ok?

Barnes

May 6th, 2011
3:59 pm

Why couldn’t somebody have run over Jimmy instead?

Snoop Dogg

May 6th, 2011
4:00 pm

I think the kid ate the car after he was finsihed! Bring back barnes, lesley and jimmy–long live the good ole days of the morning X!

JuJu

May 6th, 2011
4:21 pm

Feel better soon FK! I love listening to you, Yvonne, Jimmy and Crash in the morning.

Stewie

May 6th, 2011
4:25 pm

Just saw Jimmy’s picture on the AJC page. How long has he been homeless?

Mom

May 6th, 2011
4:26 pm

Wow..that’s eerie…I almost hit a jogger today pulling out of Quick Trip…if he hadn’t of yelled “Hey” I would have hit him…he was in my blind spot. Not sure if Fat Kid could fit in Jimmy’s blind spot…but I hope he’s ok.

Deanna

May 6th, 2011
4:43 pm

Didn’t the SWAT team just run Fat Kid out of his apartment this week during a hostage standoff? Talk about a bad week!

fat pig

May 6th, 2011
4:55 pm

Why did all the fat not cushion the blow? He was on a diet! Why did Jimmy hit him? He needed the attention! Why do we care???

Whuh

May 6th, 2011
4:57 pm

Tuesday: hostage standoff. Friday: hit by car. Fat Kid, go see somebody about getting the gypsy curse removed, man!

Concern

May 6th, 2011
5:01 pm

All the people leaving stupid comments are just that stupid. He is a human being just like everybody else and to make jokes are not right what goes around comes around just hope you don’t be next.

Wax

May 6th, 2011
5:02 pm

Jimmy stop by Cumulus and hit that douchebag Sebas

Bacchus

May 6th, 2011
5:14 pm

“What sort of car was it?”
–Jeremy Clarkson

lkjlkj

May 6th, 2011
5:20 pm

wow, hope he’s alright. Does radio have ’sweeps’ months like TV, or is it monthly with the PPMs? If they do have ’sweeps,’ this is a gold mine. I don’t listen on my morning commute, but I certainly will next week!

Josh

May 6th, 2011
5:39 pm

On company property, with company property. So, Double Jeopardy.

C

May 6th, 2011
5:39 pm

Bring back Toucher and Rich! Toucher is the one responsible for giving FK his break.

Kat

May 6th, 2011
5:41 pm

@Concern: “…just hope you don’t be next.” What kind of language is that? Punctuation and proper grammar would be helpful!

The Guru

May 6th, 2011
5:56 pm

What a pair of clowns…wouldn’t be suprised if this was staged.

JR Cricket

May 6th, 2011
5:59 pm

Send Jimmy to the firing squads. What a jerk! Oh and now he’s gonna say that he’s sorry. NO! What an incompetent idiot. He needs to be prosecuted to the fullest, that moron. Good riddance, Baron!

Gettin' Wiggy With It...

May 6th, 2011
6:15 pm

Lots of missing info here. They were commuting together, but the guy gets hit with the car? If dude was out walking, it doesn’t make sense that they were commuting together.

dan

May 6th, 2011
7:02 pm

WTH.. there is no news gathered or diseminated here… it is a RT of tweets !! Are there any copy editors at the Sandy Springs Journal lookin at this stuff… as they used to say on CNN.. I’m jes sayin’ !!!

Concern

May 6th, 2011
7:57 pm

@Kat why are you so concerned about grammar..wow your probably the one leaving all the comments under different names. Get a life moron!!! How about that for grammar. Ha ha

Big Jim

May 6th, 2011
8:18 pm

“I said I WANT MORE COMPRESSION ON MY VOICE!!!!”

(screeching tires – THUMP) ” and don’t forget it!”

Meth Dealer

May 6th, 2011
8:54 pm

This is your neighbor. You told on me, so I had you hit by a car!!! LOL…..Life’s a BEOTCH!!!

Phoenixxx85

May 6th, 2011
11:22 pm

It’s very disheartening to see how many people don’t take things like this seriously.

@Concern- “and to make jokes are not right”. Seriously? You honestly believe people have time to sit and troll comments on such a vague, ill reported article such as this one? Furthermore, you accuse someone of trolling yet do the same duplicitous thing by pecking out some pathetic retort. Also, I think you meant “you’re” instead of “your”. The version you used implies possession, as in “your car”. Next time try “you’re”, as in “you’re an idiot”. Grammar *does* matter.

Chaddd Scottt: panhandling for lunch money

May 7th, 2011
7:53 am

Jimmy Baron has a radio show? Thought he got fired years ago.

Michael

May 7th, 2011
8:14 am

If anything it’s covered under workers comp.

Jon

May 7th, 2011
9:04 am

fat kid lives with his fat girlfriend in a not phat run down crummy apartment complex in da hood. time to move fat kid. lol

gresham brown

May 7th, 2011
10:25 am

But what about the black people?

Pillsbury

May 7th, 2011
1:22 pm

Two issues here: respondeat superior and workers compensation. If Baron was in course adn scope of employment and FK was not, then FK might have a claim under respondeat superior. If FK was in the course and scope of his employment, then he has a workers compensation claim against employer. If accident was off property, it’s very hard to show course and scope, unless you can show one of them was on a special errand.

AtticusFinch

May 7th, 2011
3:00 pm

Was Zerorez able to get the stain out of Fat Kid’s underwear?

Kennesaw Dave

May 7th, 2011
3:28 pm

FK hope you heal quick man. In the immortal words of Royal Marshall “Just Damn”

Rip n' Read

May 7th, 2011
5:37 pm

Six people saw the accident in the parking lot. Biggest audience Baron has had in many years.

Chaddd Scottt: living with mommy

May 7th, 2011
11:01 pm

In a related story…. I pooped today :)

Gus S

May 8th, 2011
1:55 pm

F@@K all you Haters FatKid rocks!

WHY??????

May 9th, 2011
10:59 am

Yawwwwwnnnnn……..

C.G.

May 9th, 2011
9:45 pm

When did this 99X…er…DaveFM “morning show” even matter? Jimmy’s career was hit by that same car 4 years ago…I blame paramedics for bringing that back.

Diddle Waxx

May 10th, 2011
2:59 pm

I thought libs like Jimmy would never drive those big mean nasty SUVs. Where’s the Prius? Double standard? Tsk. Tsk. Al Gore is going to be disappointed with you.