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March 3, 2013

Ichiro Unhurt in Car Accident

If you were wondering what that sigh of relief was coming from New York earlier Saturday night, it was Yankees fans finding out that outfielder Ichiro Suzuki walked away from a car accident in Florida unscathed.

"He is fine," Yankees general manager Brian Cashman told the New York Post. "His interpreter called to let us know."

According to police, the perennial All-Star was southbound on a Tampa highway around 4 pm Saturday when he hit a woman making a left hand turn in front of him. 

“He struck her,” Tampa Lt. Ronald McMullen said. “She ended up hitting a third car, but there were no injuries.”

"The car was turning left and turned into me. I slammed on the brakes and couldn't do anything about it, but I had the green light," Ichiro said through his interpreter, Allen Turner.  "I realize that air bags actually do exist. You can trust the car makers that they do make good air bags and safe cars."

The Yankees are already without Derek Jeter, Curtis Granderson and Alex Rodriguez, so, yeah...they're in no position to lose their starting right fielder.  In 67 games with the Bombers last season, Ichiro hit .322. 


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