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MrHockey1982 05-22-2013 10:27 AM

Report: Voracek not injured after crashing Ferrari in Kladno
 
From Holmgren: “I spoke with Jake this morning. He was involved in a car accident in the Czech Republic. Although his car did suffer damage, there were no injuries. Jake is fine.”
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http://www.csnphilly.com/hockey-phil...czech-republic

Quote:

Jakub Voracek escaped potentially fatal injuries on Wednesday after crashing his blue Ferrari California in the Czech Republic.

“All good,” Voracek told CSNPhilly.com in a text. “No injuries, no alcohol.”

Photos on the Czech website sport.cz show the Ferrari’s front end is badly damaged on both sides of the vehicle.

“I spoke with Jake this morning,” Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren said in a statement.

“He was involved in a car accident in the Czech Republic. Although his car did suffer damage, there were no injuries. Jake is fine.”
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http://www.sport.cz/hokej/ostatni/cl...ny.html#hp-sez


Glad he's alright. The pics look scary!

MiamiScreamingEagles 05-22-2013 10:35 AM

http://blogs.courierpostonline.com/f...ari-in-kladno/

Quote:

According to a report from Sport.cz, Flyers winger Jake Voracek was not injured when he crashed his Ferrari into a truck in his hometown of Kladno, Czech Republic at 11:30 a.m. Kladno time.

Pictures of the car on Sport.cz’s website sure make it look like Voracek, 23, was lucky to walk away from the accident with no injuries, if that is indeed the case.

According to a Google translation of the report, Voracek was speeding down the road when a truck coming from the opposite direction slowed down to turn left.

“(Voracek) failed to comply with safe distance from the vehicle ahead,” Kladno police spokeswoman Michaela Novakova told Sport.cz.

Mr Black 05-22-2013 10:36 AM

Lucky *******.

CanadianFlyer88 05-22-2013 10:38 AM

I used Google translate for the article and I believe that alcohol was not a factor (the translation is pretty bad). I think both drivers were tested for alcohol at the scene. Speed appears to be the sole factor for the accident, as Voracek was moving too fast to stop before hitting the truck.

It's crazy that he escaped injury based on those pics.

Embiid 05-22-2013 10:39 AM

Voracek needs to stay stateside......between his mom's cooking and now his driving habits his well-being would be better served! :shakehead

RJ8812* 05-22-2013 10:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CanadianFlyer88 (Post 66427967)
I used Google translate for the article and I believe that alcohol was not a factor (the translation is pretty bad). I think both drivers were tested for alcohol at the scene. Speed appears to be the sole factor for the accident, as Voracek was moving too fast to stop before hitting the truck.

It's crazy that he escaped injury based on those pics.

well, it was at 11:30am....I really hope alcohol wasn't a factor

also, his car is ****ing destroyed. what do they make Ferrari's out of? tin?

CanadianFlyer88 05-22-2013 10:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RJ8812 (Post 66428043)
well, it was at 11:30am....I really hope alcohol wasn't a factor

It's 5:00pm somewhere. :sarcasm:

MiamiScreamingEagles 05-22-2013 10:43 AM

That is an eerie image, one that generally leads to a greater misfortune.

http://nbcsports700level.files.wordp...vorch-car3.jpg

http://the700level.com/flyers/scary-...nt/vorch-car3/

MrHockey1982 05-22-2013 11:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MiamiScreamingEagles (Post 66428197)
That is an eerie image, one that generally leads to a greater misfortune.

http://nbcsports700level.files.wordp...vorch-car3.jpg

http://the700level.com/flyers/scary-...nt/vorch-car3/

He is so freakin lucky my god!

Embiid 05-22-2013 11:19 AM

Speed Kills..except on the ice. He should stick to that....

Slow down Jake....Flyers have dealt with too many tragedies in its storied history :shakehead

Coldplay 05-22-2013 11:21 AM

First thought that came to mind: Pelle Lindbergh.

Appleyard 05-22-2013 11:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RJ8812 (Post 66428043)
well, it was at 11:30am....I really hope alcohol wasn't a factor

also, his car is ****ing destroyed. what do they make Ferrari's out of? tin?

They are made to heavily crumple on the nose, if you look at the side on pic the damage pretty much stops dead at the start of the reinforced 'tub'.

Still pretty lucky, the way he hit the truck means that if he did not have such an expensive car, or one where the driver sits closer to the nose, it would probably have been worse. Especially since I presume it hit the drivers side from those pics... unless he has a right hand drive... but I doubt it.

duffy9748 05-22-2013 11:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Coldplay (Post 66429817)
First thought that came to mind: Pelle Lindbergh.

Immediately. Especially the similarity between the damage to the cars. Can't believe he escaped with no injuries.

flyersfan187 05-22-2013 11:27 AM

Glad he is alright. With that being said, he has good taste in cars!

Mkoll 05-22-2013 11:31 AM

This is why I dont tailgate. "Minimum safe difference" from the vehicle in front of you is determined for a reason.

Jake (and anyone who tailgates) dont be stupid. Stay back.

Protest 05-22-2013 11:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RJ8812 (Post 66428043)
also, his car is ****ing destroyed. what do they make Ferrari's out of? tin?

Aluminum.

Embiid 05-22-2013 11:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mkoll (Post 66430319)
This is why I dont tailgate. "Minimum safe difference" from the vehicle in front of you is determined for a reason.

Jake (and anyone who tailgates) dont be stupid. Stay back.

Europeans are just nutty aggressive drivers but some of it is by necessity...any hesitation and you are assured an accident. I still hate it especially when I'm with my cousins in Italy...

One thing though is that they like to tailgate to pass...sometimes against oncoming traffic. Maybe Jake was trying to overtake the truck...most likely.

The car cam footage on you tube particularly the ones in Russia are crazy.

Protest 05-22-2013 11:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OccupySouthBroadSt (Post 66430661)
Europeans are just nutty aggressive drivers but some of it is by necessity...any hesitation and you are assured an accident. I still hate it especially when I'm with my cousins in Italy...

One thing though is that they like to tailgate to pass...sometimes against oncoming traffic. Maybe Jake was trying to overtake the truck...most likely.

The car cam footage on you tube particularly the ones in Russia are crazy.

I love Russian car cams haha. There is one that's pretty cool one tha shows people helping each other out, as opposed to getting out of the car and beating each other with bats like normal.

Curufinwe 05-22-2013 11:52 AM

I thought about Briere's crash after the 2010 playoffs first since I wasn't around as a fan for Lindbergh.

LegionOfDoom91 05-22-2013 11:58 AM

Looks like Jake had a "you only live once" moment.

sg12lw 05-22-2013 11:58 AM

jesus christ jake

hopefully this is a reminder for all players that they are not invincible....despite the fact jake walked away from this like he is

glad he's okay. hope he buys a volvo or something next haha

Qward 05-22-2013 12:01 PM

saw this on deadspin.

Glad he is ok.

nevesis 05-22-2013 12:02 PM

Just saw it here, in case anyone is interested in reading the Deadspin article. Scary stuff!

http://deadspin.com/jakub-voracek-sm...rari-509304932

Jumping 05-22-2013 12:04 PM

Should have tanked!

Embiid 05-22-2013 12:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nevesis (Post 66431825)
Just saw it here, in case anyone is interested in reading the Deadspin article. Scary stuff!

http://deadspin.com/jakub-voracek-sm...rari-509304932


Better the car than him...

Quote:

Police suggested the damage will run 3 million Czech crowns, or about $150,000.


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