First it was Minor League pitcher Nick Goody, who sprained his ankle in a multi-vehicle accident last month on Florida's Intestate 4. More recently, this past Saturday, Yankee starting outfielder Ichiro Suzuki was involved in a three car accident.
The accident occurred at approximately 4 pm on Saturday on Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa, Florida within three miles of Steinbrenner Field. While Ichiro was driving southbound, another vehicle cut in front of him causing impact to the front driver's side of Ichiro's Land Rover and then went on to impact another vehicle. Tampa police stated that Ichiro had the right of way with a green light and that the other person failed to yield the right of way.
Although Ichiro's air bags deployed and his vehicle had to be towed from the scene, he stated that he fortunately was not injured in the accident. As a precaution, Ichiro was scheduled to submit to a medical examination on Sunday, but is not expected to miss any Spring training games as a result of this accident.
With Yankee starting outfielder Curtis Granderson already on the disabled list with a fractured right arm until at least May, the Yankee organization breathed a sigh of relief that Ichiro remained essentially unscathed. Opening Day is scheduled for April 1, 2013 at Yankee Stadium, with the Yankees facing off against the arch rival Boston Red Sox.
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Paul A. Lauto