Voracek escapes injury in car accident

Philadelphia Flyers Forward Jakub Voracek was involved in a car accident earlier today.

Voracek crashed his Ferrari into a truck near his home town in Kladno, Czech Republic.  The 23 year-old Flyers winger was luckily uninjured in the accident.  Paul Holmgren spoke with Jake earlier in the day and released a statement about it.  “He was involved in a car accident in the Czech Republic.  Although his car did suffer damage, there were no injuries.  Jake is fine,” said Holmgren.

The news was first reported by a Czech news outlet (sport.cz)

According to the site, Voracek tried to avoid hitting the truck head on and ended up hitting a tree and telephone pole.  Jake was also not following speed limits and admitted his fault to the police.  He has already paid the fines associated with the accident.

Photos of Jake’s car and the original story can be found here.