Angel outfielder Mike Trout swerved but still hit another vehicle that had slowed to a stop on the southbound 55 freeway Wednesday night, and that Chevrolet Sonic was pushed into a GMC Suburban, says a California Highway Patrol report released Thursday.
Both the Sonic and Suburban were stopped because of a backup caused by an earlier collision near McFadden Avenue, the report says.
Trout’s Mercedes Benz struck the left, rear side of the Chevrolet Sonic, the report says. That Sonic then struck the GMC Suburban before bumping a fence.
“The impact pushed the Chevrolet forward and spun it in a clockwise rotation until the left side of the Chevrolet collided into the rear of the GMC,” the report says.
Trout, the report says, ran to check on the welfare of the Chevy’s driver, a 27-year-old woman who later was taken to a hospital with injuries. The CHP reports that her injuries were “major” but did not elaborate.
Typically on such a report, “major” indicates such injuries as broken bones and lacerations but not life-threatening ones.
All three parties cooperated with investigators, the report says. Authorities said Thursday morning that they do not believe drugs or alcohol played a factor in the crash and no drivers were cited.
At 8:50 p.m. Wednesday, the Orange County Fire Authority responded, Capt. Larry Kurtz said, with emergency personnel cutting one person from a vehicle using the Jaws of Life.
Trout’s agent, Craig Landis, and Angel General Manager Billy Eppler said Wednesday night Trout was OK. A freelance photographer at the scene captured images of Trout outside of a vehicle, seemingly unhurt.
“I have spoken with Mike this evening and he feels fine,” Eppler said late Wednesday in a statement. “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.”
Photos from the scene showed a white Chevy Sonic and a black Mercedes sedan with damage.
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