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:
As you have read, I was in a little car accident. I am perfectly healthy, my carrrrr..not so much. pic.twitter.com/awUXJZZujn— Doug Martin (@DougMartin22) May 4, 2017
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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