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Seibu Lions: Hirotaka Koishi crashes into two motorcycles

by on Aug.20, 2012 @ 10:00 pm, under NPB

Hirotaka Koishi was involved in a car accident on Sunday -- at about 10:40pm, he crashed into two motorcycles (each carrying two people) that were riding in front of him.  Of the four people that were taken to the hospital, two had injuries (severity unknown, but do not appear to be life-threatening).

Koishi release the following statement through the team:

While riding in my own car, I got into a accident because I was not paying enough attention.  I feel awful for what I have done to the injured people and I regret my actions.  I pray for their immediate recoveries.  I have also received a stern warning from the team and I have decided to give up my driving privileges for an undetermined amount of time.  Beginning with the fans and including people connected to the team, I apologize for the incident.  I am really very sorry.

Source: Yomiuri Shimbun 8/20/2012, Nikkan Sports 8/20/2012, Daily Sports 8/20/2012