Marleau still sore from car accident

Marleau still sore from car accident
November 20, 2013, 1:00 pm
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Patrick Marleau was back on the ice for practice Wednesday morning after he was involved in a car accident a day before. (USATSI)

SAN JOSE -- Less than 24 hours later, Patrick Marleau is still feeling the effects of a car accident that occurred on Tuesday afternoon in San Jose. But, it sounds as if he’s fortunate that the two-car collision wasn’t worse.

“I was just driving on a side street, and a guy pulled out right in front of me,” said Marleau, who was driving a Mercedes SUV. “I didn’t have much time to react. I just hammered on the breaks, and went right into the side of him.”

The accident happened on W. Taylor St., not far from the team’s practice facility, where the Sharks had gathered for a workout on Tuesday morning.

Marleau, who has 20 points in 21 games, was back on the ice for practice on Wednesday morning, even though he indicated that he’s suffering from some minor aches and pains.

“Just sore. Just a little bit behind the neck, and some other spots. But, pretty lucky, I think,” he said.

The driver of the other car, described by Marleau as “in his 40s,” wasn’t as fortunate. He “had his legs trapped for a time and appeared to be in a lot of pain,” according to a witness, via NBC Bay Area.

Marleau said: “They pulled him from of the car and the ambulance came and took him. But, there was no blood, or anything like that. From what the paramedics saw there they said he should be OK, but I haven’t heard anything more on it.”