Nationals Manager Got In A Car Accident While Doing A Radio Show

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Nationals Manager Matt Williams had a scary brush with the ordinary when he got rear-ended by another car while driving to work Wednesday.

He was doing his weekly spot on 106.7 The Fan’s morning show when a driver involved in a police chase hit him and sped off.

“Sorry guys, I just had an accident,” Williams said. “I’ve got a police officer behind me. This guy’s gonna 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.”

The hosts asked if he was OK, and he said he was.

“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,” he continued. “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. My rear end is gone now. 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.”

Once he got to work, Williams informed concerned colleagues that the driver who caused the accident had been arrested.

This is hardly the first time the radio show has experienced live cop interaction while talking to Washington sports figures on air, the Washington Post reports. Redskins Chris Cooley and Clinton Portis have both been pulled over while they were giving interviews with the show.

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