UPDATED: Michael Phelps Involved In Automobile Accident, Swimmer Uninjured
First Published: August 14, 2009 3:11 PM EDT Credit: AP
BALTIMORE, Md. -- Olympic swimming superstar Michael Phelps was in an automobile accident on Thursday evening in his hometown of Baltimore, Md., Access Hollywood has learned.
The 6’ 4” athlete was involved in a collision in downtown Baltimore just before 9 PM local time, according to Access’ affiliate NBC station, WBAL.
Police told WBAL that Phelps’ black Cadillac Escalade and a Honda Accord crashed at the East Biddle Street and West Calvert Street intersection.
An unidentified woman who was driving the Honda was taken to the hospital as a precaution.
Phelps reportedly remained at the scene as authorities arrived and was still at the location of the incident an hour after the accident occurred. He was not injured, nor were the passengers in his Escalade, WBAL reported.
Police said alcohol was not involved in the accident.
Phelps’ car was towed from the scene.
Access has learned that Phelps was not in fault for the accident. On Friday, a police spokesperson told Access the other car involved in the altercation, a Honda, ran a red light and struck Phelps’ vehicle. The impact caused both cars to hit a parked vehicle.
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