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Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout was reportedly uninjured after being involved in a car accident hours after Wednesday’s 3-0 win against the Cincinnati Reds.
According to CBS Los Angeles, Trout was driving on the southbound 55 Freeway at McFadden Avenue in Tustin when he collided with two other cars while attempting to stop for a more serious crash further up the road. There were varying reports Wednesday night about injuries to one of other drivers in the accident, but the California Highway Patrol said in a statement Thursday, via USA Today, that a woman sustained “major injuries” in the accident and was transported to Orange County Global Medical Center.
The OC Register, meanwhile, notes that authorities ruled drugs and alcohol were not a factor and none of the drivers were cited. The impact happened, the CHP report says, when Trout tried to swerve to avoid the traffic ahead of him:
Trout’s Mercedes Benz struck the left, rear side of the Chevrolet Sonic on the freeway near Mcfadden Avenue, the [CHP] report says.
“The impact pushed the Chevrolet forward and spun it in a clockwise rotation until the left side of the Chevrolet collided into the rear of the GMC,” the report says.
The Chevrolet then struck a fence. Trout, the report says, ran to check on the welfare of the Chevy’s driver, a 27-year-old woman who was taken to a hospital with injuries. All three parties cooperated with investigators, the report says. Authorities said this morning they do not believe drugs or alcohol played a factor in the crash and no drivers were cited.
This video from the scene has circulated online Thursday, showing the aftermath of the accident:
In the hours after the accident, both the Angels and Trout’s agent said he was OK. The Angels released the following statement. And on Thursday morning, it was reported that he would travel with the team to Seattle later in the day:
That’s good news on Trout. We’re obviously hoping to hear good news on the woman injured in the accident as well. Our thoughts are certainly with her and her family.
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