St. Louis Cardinals third baseman David Freese was involved in a Thursday afternoon traffic accident. In reportedly avoiding a deer, the 29-year-old lost control of his Range Rover and struck a tree in Wildwood, Mo. at about 2:30 P.M. on Thanksgiving.
KMOV Channel 4 reported that Freese was uninjured, showing a photo of the heavily-damaged vehicle, and noting the police plan no further investigations related to the accident.
The Post-Dispatch also outlined Freese’s driving record. His past includes two DWIs, plus another accident in which a foot injury suffered in the crash affected his ability to play the next season. Freese was also convicted of obstructing a police officer in the fourth incident, reportedly also involving alcohol. Two of them occurred in 2009, one in 2007 with the other in 2002.
No one in a position of authority is suggesting alcohol was a factor in Thursday’s accident. Yet given Freese’s history and the Cardinals having lost then-29-year-old Josh Hancock in a ...