During his weekly radio appearance with the Junkies on 106.7 The Fan, Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams was rear-ended in a hit-and-run accident.
“Sorry guys, I just had an accident,” Williams said, interrupting his answer to a question regarding shortstop Ian Desmond's recent struggles at the plate. “I’ve got a police officer behind me. This guy’s going to try to escape. The guy’s running. He just ran right into the back of me. I just got rear-ended by a guy in a car. Hold on. This guy’s crashing into people.
"There was a police car behind me and a guy in a car and he tried to get by me and he just smoked me. I’m almost to the ballpark. He tried to get out of his car and then he got around me [in his car] and now they’re chasing him.”
Williams, who was on his way to Nationals Park for Washington's 1:05 p.m. game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, insisted he was fine. That same could not be said about his wrecked Tahoe.
“My rear end is gone now,” he said. “The cops are gone, they’re chasing him. That’s the strangest thing I’ve ever been a part of right there. The guy behind me was trying to get out of his car, they had him wedged in. And then he got around me, he hit another car going by him. …We’ve got a helicopter overhead right now. Unbelievable. That’s unbelievable.”
After a short pause, Williams digressed.
“So what about baseball?” he asked.
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