A Bunch of Phillies Minor Leaguers Were Almost Killed Last Night

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Sorry for the sensational headline, but 'tis true, the Williamsport Crosscutters' bus was in a scary accident last night.

The Crosscutters are the Phillies short-season A league team in the New York – Penn League. They were leaving a 7-2 victory against the Brooklyn Cyclones and were on their way to a Holiday Inn (just chillin') when their bus collided with an SUV and almost went through a guardrail:

Six individuals suffered minor injuries after the Susquehanna Trailways coach with the Williamsport Crosscutters aboard collided with an SUV before hitting the guardrail, police said. At least three persons, terrified that the bus would go through the guardrail and topple onto the Expressway below, scrambled through the windows, said EMS Deputy Chief Roberto Colon. 
     
"The bus ricocheted off the SUV and went up the guardrail, straddling the center of the guardrail," said a man at the scene. "Two more feet to the left and it would have fallen down onto the Expressway. It was definitely their lucky day." 

 

silive.com has the full story. Scary indeed. Thankfully, it appears there were no major injuries, which is a good thing because who would be left for Ruben to trade? We kid.

H/T to Andrew for sending

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8 Responses

  1. Wow! Scary stuff indeed! We take it for granted that teams in all sports, pros, minors and college travel hither and yon, year after year after year without incident, but then something like this pops up to remind everyone that safe travel is NOT a given. I’m glad no one was hurt in that crash.

  2. A guy I know is their catcher, Bob Stumpo. Glad their doing alright, I can’t imagine how scary that would be. One minute you’re joking around on the team bus celebrating a win and next minute your life is hanging over the edge of a highway.

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