Tuesday night, following a 7-2 win over the Brooklyn Cyclones, the Phillies' short-season Class A team, the Williamsport Crosscutters, was involved in a motor vehicle accident, when their bus collided with a sport utility vehicle, then crashed into a guard rail.
The chartered Susquehanna Trailways bus, carrying 52 passengers, was en route back to the team's hotel at the time of the accident.
News reports stated that two pitchers and the club's strength and conditioning coach were treated for injuries at a local hospital and released.
Pitcher Bryan Morgado spoke with WNEP, stating how lucky the team was to escape tragedy.
"We hit the railing and looked down and saw we were five feet from falling off the railing, so thank God everybody's good, everybody is safe, escaped from the window every body is fine," Morgado stated.
Just over 12 hours after the accident, the 'Cutters were back on the field in Brooklyn. The Cyclones prevailed by a score of 3-2, but the Williamsport loss is certainly understandable, considering the circumstances.
Photo- Crosscutters official website.
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