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Baseball Pitcher Faces Potential Florida Negligence Lawsuit After Car Accident

Posted in Hit And Run Car Accident,News on March 22, 2012

Baseball Pitcher Faces Potential Florida Negligence Lawsuit After Car Accident

The Washington Post is reporting that a pitcher with the Tampa Bay Rays player could face several criminal charges after he left the scene of a Florida car accident that resulted in serious injuries to a motorcyclist.

Florida police indicate that Matthew Bush was driving south on U.S. 41 in Port Charlotte when he hit a motorcycle driven by a 72 year old male. The Tampa Bay Rays pitcher failed to remain at the accident scene as is required by Florida law and was later arrested and taken to jail. He remains incarcerated without bond as of Friday morning.

Mathew Bush could be charged with multiple felonies including, but not limited to, driving under the influence, leaving the scene of an accident where a party was injured, and driving with a suspended license.

Florida police report that the pitcher has had previous driving under the influence incidents in California and Arizona. The injured motorcyclist was transported to a local hospital and is reported to be in serious condition. The Florida Highway Patrol indicates that Mr. Bush ran over the victim with his vehicle.