Harrington suffered a broken collarbone and a punctured lung, but neither are said to be life-threatening. The SUV struck Harrington from behind and the driver was cited for following too close, according to the Detroit Free Press.
Harrington was drafted third overall in the 2002 NFL Draft by the Lions after leading the Oregon Ducks to a 10-1 record and 38-16 drilling of Colorado in the Fiesta Bowl. His career never panned out in his four years in Detroit, where he struggled with accuracy issues. He never completed more than 57 percent of his passes for the Lions and only threw more touchdowns than interceptions once.
Detroit traded Harrington to Miami after 2005 season and he started 11 games for the Dolphins the next year. He signed a free agent deal with Atlanta in 2007 and started 10 games, finishing with a career-high 61 percent completion rate. The Falcons released him after the season and he signed with the New Orleans Saints, where he stayed on as a backup until 2009.