Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 9/22/13
Flyers captain Claude Giroux woke up one morning in May and couldn’t believe what showed up on his phone. The pictures of the mangled blue Ferrari looked horrendous. Shockingly the accompanying article said that the driver his right wing Jake Voracek was not hurt. Voracek 24 was by himself driving from his home in Kladno Czech Republic to Prague for a meeting. Seeing no turns in the two-lane road peppered with trees ahead of him Voracek went to pass a pickup truck. “I know that road because I’m from there” Voracek said last week. “He put the signal on that he’s gonna turn left. I saw it too late and couldn’t stop so I tried to make it in front and he saw me too late to hit the brakes.” Voracek says he was only going five or 10 over the posted speed limit of 50 miles per hour when the truck hit him on the passenger’s side sent him off the road and into a tree. The front passenger wheel blew off the car about 60 feet he estimates. When the Flyers’ leading goal scorer last season got out of his car to ask the truck driver if he was OK the truck driver was shocked to see him in one piece. “Yeah I’m all good” Voracek told the truck driver. “Let’s just call the cops.” The lasting effect for Voracek was a speeding ticket a sore left ankle for a couple weeks and a broken heart. That’s because the Ferrari was his first purchase after signing a four-year $17 million contract last summer. Voracek keeps a car back home and one in Philadelphia. He bought the performance car in October and drove it throughout the lockout. He hasn’t replaced it yet but another Ferrari might be in his future. “A lot of people were saying young people like me shouldn’t have that kind of car” Voracek said. “There wasn’t any difference in the car if I would be driving a BMW or whatever. Whatever the car was I’d have done the same thing so thank God I was driving that car because it probably saved my life. It’s safe.” He wouldn’t be the first Flyer to replace his beat-up ride. When former Flyer Danny Briere crashed his Range Rover while driving in upstate New York with his son a few years back he bought a new one almost immediately.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER:
The Worst - NFL Week 3: Steve Smith, Odell Beckham & of course the Browns
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Kevin Garnett offered coaching position with the Cavaliers

Dwight Gooden on Tim Tebow: I would’ve eaten him alive

Josh Gordon entering rehab

NFL announces Randy Gregory suspended another 10 games

Khris Middleton expected to miss six months after surgery

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Cowboys worried about Bryant's 'irresponsible' actions

Seahawks expecting Russell Wilson to play this week

Ryder Cup heckler wins $100 off Euro players by draining putt

Report: ‘Slim’ chance J.J. Watt returns to Texans this season

Senator introduces anti-online gambling bill to Congress

SCOTUS petitioned to block $1B NFL concussion settlement

NBA winners and losers: Gregg Popovich as a voice of reason

WATCH: Will LSU have to sell its soul to find its next head coach?

The clubhouse leaders for MLB Rookies of the Year

Goodbye, Ted: 20 years of highs and lows at Turner Field

Forza Horizon 3 review: Going Top Gear

NFL Kickoff Week 4: Guess what? The NFL is dying again

Box Score: 9/29 - Sparks, Scherzer and Jaso

How the BoSox went from fringe contenders to AL East champs

WNBA semifinals preview: Will the rust show for Lynx, Sparks?

Breaking down baseball’s Cy Young ballot

TailGreater: 'Sterngating' with the Huskies

Can anyone challenge the Cavs in murky Eastern Conference?

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

NBA winners and losers: Gregg Popovich as a voice of reason

WATCH: Will LSU have to sell its soul to find its next head coach?

The clubhouse leaders for MLB Rookies of the Year

Goodbye, Ted: 20 years of highs and lows at Turner Field

Forza Horizon 3 review: Going Top Gear

NFL Kickoff Week 4: Guess what? The NFL is dying again

WNBA semifinals preview: Will the rust show for Lynx, Sparks?

Breaking down baseball’s Cy Young ballot

TailGreater: 'Sterngating' with the Huskies

Can anyone challenge the Cavs in murky Eastern Conference?

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker