Former Washington Capitals forward and long-time NHL veteran, Jaromir Jagr, was involved in a high-speed collision with a tram in the Czech Republic on Wednesday. Jagr, 50, who plays for and owns the Kladno Knights of the Czech League, said he was shook up by the incident, but overall, was unscathed by the collision.
Jagr was driving his Kia EV6 electric car in the central district of Prague when the collision occurred. He posted information regarding the accident on his Instagram account on Wednesday.
“Dear fans, but everyone else. I would just like to tell you briefly what happened today when I was involved in the accident. It was my fault. On Plzeňská, I tried to cross from one direction to another. I checked the other side and drove into it at the right time. But there was a lot of traffic and I didn’t have time to react to the tram, which was going at high speed in the same direction as me. I noticed her half a meter in front of me, at the last minute. I thought it was my end. I have always believed that force majeure has a hand over me, and today I have seen it again. Thank God! And it also surprised me and actually saved my KIA, from which, despite what it looked like, I climbed out without injury. But most importantly, nothing happened to the passengers on the tram. I would like to end this sad event. And I thank everyone for their understanding and also for their help to those who intervened on the spot.“
According to the police, Jagr’s breath test was negative. The circumstances of the accident are still being investigated by the police.
The day before, on the same social network, Jagr announced that he will be back on his skates with the Kladno Knights in 2022-2023. It will be his 35th season in professional hockey.
“I know some of you won’t believe me, but I’m already looking forward to next season,” he said.