Ichiro was in a crash on March 2, but he was not hurt. The New York Yankees' outfielder was hit by a woman who failed to yield while making a left hand turn on a Tampa highway. The New York Post confirmed with Yankees general manager Brian Cashman that Suzuki was not injured in the accident.
"He is fine. His interpreter called to let us know," Cashman told the press. The woman, Linda Trange Le, was cited for the accident which also involved a third car. Thankfully, no one was injured. It is unclear how bad the damage to the vehicles was.
Ichiro in a crash could have meant very bad news for the Yankees who will be opening the season without outfielder Curtis Granderson -- their 2012 batting leader. They have had several injuries to deal with and another injury from Suzuki would have put them in a very tight spot come April.
According to the New York Post, it is unknown whether or not Suzuki will have to miss any spring training games. Cashman seemed confident that his outfielder was "fine" so that leads many to believe that he will play the next time his name is on the schedule.
Although Ichiro was involved in a crash, it is unlikely that he will have to go to court or deal with any thing more than the insurance companies.
© Effie Orfanides 2013