Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout was involved in a car crash in California on Wednesday but was not injured, the team announced.
"Mike Trout was involved in a car accident earlier tonight," Angels general manager Billy Eppler said in a statement. "I have spoken with Mike this evening and he feels fine. He is at home with his roommate and is planning on traveling with the club to Seattle tomorrow afternoon. We will update as more information becomes available."
Another motorist was injured in the accident and had to be freed from her car by firefighters after becoming trapped, according to CBS Los Angeles. ABC 7 reports that a witness to the accident, which occurred around 9 p.m., said Trout’s brakes locked up and he struck the woman’s vehicle while attempting to avoid a different crash on the 55 Freeway. Trout was not charged, and was seen talking to personnel on the scene afterward.
Trout did not play in the Angels’ earlier 3–0 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday, having been given the game off to rest. The Angels are off Thursday before opening up a road series with the Mariners in Seattle on Friday.
Trout, a five-time All-Star and 2014 American League Most Valuable Player, is hitting .319 with 25 home runs and 84 RBI this season for Los Angeles.
- Molly Geary and Scooby Axson