A car accident in West Hollywood today, involving San Francisco Giants pitcher Barry Zito, has caused Zito to suffer injuries, which have been described as “minor.” According to the Los Angeles Times, Zito was taken to Cedars Sinai Hospital after the Los Angeles car accident, but the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has said the hospitalization was precautionary.
It is unknown at this time which vehicle caused the two car collision in West Hollywood. Also, the injuries to the occupants of the other vehicle are currently unknown.
The San Francisco Giants are currently in Los Angeles to play the Dodgers for the start of the Major League Baseball Season. Zito is scheduled to start for the Giants on Sunday, unless his car accident injuries prevent him from doing so.
If the car accident was caused by the other driver and if the West Hollywood car accident results in Zito missing his start, or requiring significant time on the bench, Zito may have a very significant loss of earnings claim against the driver of the other vehicle. However, because it has been described as minor, it is unlikely that Zito will miss much, if any, time from baseball as a result of the car accident.
If Zito caused the car accident in Los Angeles, the occupants of the other vehicle will be entitled to recoup their personal injury and property damages against Zito’s auto insurance coverage.
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