Williams' car hit as he's being interviewed
WASHINGTON -- Nationals manager Matt Williams experienced a bizarre interruption to his commute on Wednesday morning as he drove to the ballpark for his club's series finale against the Dodgers.
Williams was giving his weekly radio interview on 106.7 FM The Fan as he neared Nationals Park, sitting in traffic on South Capitol Street. He then found himself in the middle of a police pursuit as another driver bumped into his car trying to get away.
"Sorry guys, I just had an accident," Williams said live on the air. "I got a police officer behind me. This guy's going to try to escape."
Williams wasn't hurt in the incident, but his Chevy Tahoe took some damage to its rear.
"I'm good, I'm fine," he said after arriving at the park. "No worries. Car's not real good, but I'm good."
Fortunately for Williams, the collision didn't occur at high speed.
"It's bizarre anyways, I was just sitting there waiting for the light to go green," he said. "It wasn't fast, all the traffic was stopped. All I feel is this car just kind of nudge between myself and another car. It just nudged through. It wasn't a full, high speed, it was just he nudged through. It was odd."
After the driver fled and the police -- including a helicopter -- gave chase, Williams continued the interview for several more minutes, describing the suspect's car as best he could. Later, he told reporters that the authorities had gotten their man.
"I guess they apprehended him," Williams said. "Reports are that they found him and took him into custody."