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Team Sideswiped Driving to Southwest
April 1, 2023
Softball News Report
The General Equipment 80s senior softball team from Oregon was due to play in the upcoming 2023 Southwest Championship when one of their vehicles was sideswiped on the Las Vegas downtown freeway.
“There were five of us in my car when we were sideswiped and hit and run,” explained Tom Brusca, manager of General Equipment.
They were in a Chevy Tahoe pulling a small trailer, traveling about 65 miles per hour.
Luckily, only the trailer flipped and not the Tahoe. The SUV only sustained minimal damage to the driver’s side and all the softball players made it through unharmed.
“The Good Lord was on our side. It would have been horrible had we flipped the Tahoe,” adds Brusca.
“We are relieved no one was injured and hope everyone travels safely to and from our tournaments,” says SSUSA Executive Director Fran Dowell.
General Equipment, including the five players involved in the accident, were still able to play in the tournament, competing in the four-team, Men’s 80/85+ Platinum division.