Bucs' Doug Martin involved in crash

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin was involved in a traffic crash Thursday afternoon, but he was not seriously injured, Tampa police said.

About 1:15 p.m., Martin was eastbound on Azeele Street in his BMW. Meanwhile, a black Kia driven by Jake Balsay was southbound on Habana Avenue.

The Kia ran a stop sign and collided with Martin's car, police said. The BMW was pushed off the road and hit the air conditioning unit outside a business.

Martin received minor cuts and bruises.

Balsay was cited for a stop sign violation.

Martin felt good enough after the crash to issue this tweet:

Bucs General Manager Jason Licht released a statement:

Doug was the unfortunate victim in an auto accident earlier today after leaving our team facility. While Doug’s vehicle sustained a large amount of damage, we are pleased to report that he received only minor cuts and bruises. He has been evaluated by our medical staff and has headed home.”

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