Ichiro Suzuki in crash became a trending topic on major U.S. search engines this Sunday, March 3, as the NY Post reported that Yankees player Ichiro Suzuki narrowly avoided serious injury this weekend after he was involved in a car crash.
“He’s fine,” said Brian Cashman, the Yankees general manager. “His interpret called to let us all know.”
Ichiro was heading south on a local Tampa highway at 4 p.m. in his Land Rover when the baseball star hit a female that failed to yield the right of way as she made a left hand turn in front of Ichiro, noted police. The two knocked into one another, involving a third car as well in the turn lane.
Fortunately, the Ichiro in crash headline left no major hurts for any involved in the car accident.
“He struck her,” Tampa Lt. Ronald McMullen told The Post. “She ended up hitting a third car, but there were no injuries.”
“The officer didn’t even know he played baseball,” McMullen said jokingly. “He said, ‘I know the Rays but the Yankees?’”
Sources also acknowledged that for both Ichiro Suzuki and fans of the Yankees baseball team, the player avoiding any injury from his car crash is certainly a good thing. With Curtis Granderson gone, the Yankees simply couldn’t afford to lose Suzuki (a right fielder and solid hitter), and are no doubt counting on him in their upcoming games.