On Monday, Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin got in a minor car accident in Moscow’s northwestern suburb of Novogorsk, where Dynamo Moscow’s and Team Russia’s training facilities are located.
As first reported by super.ru, Ovechkin “lost control” (super.ru’s words) of his white Mercedes-Benz G-Class as he was trying to pass a Toyota Highlander. Then, allegedly, the two cars collided. The drivers were fine, but the cars suffered minor damage. Starandstar.ru reports that the drivers resolved the situation on their own, leaving the site minutes after the crash, and not involving the police.
I’m sure Ovi was obeying all traffic laws :sarcasm:. Are there even traffic laws in Russia?
Glad both parties are okay.
Having Putin on the Facetime favorites list probably deters getting insurance companies involved…
I wonder if the guy in the Highlander asked for his autograph. “Hey, you’ll never guess who I ran into today!”
Good ol Ovi, still confused on backchecking.
I hope he had a dash cam….
Shanahan will be reviewing the collision. Wonder if his skates left the ice before contact.
From the pictures it looks like it could be a boarding suspension.
There is a traffic law in Russia. It’s called try to stay alive while driving.
Or he’ll have to travel to practice on Mike Green’s Vespa.
This is the year Alexander Ovechkin was supposed to shine not have the worst luck in the world!!! T-T
I bet if Mike Milbury talked about this, he’d manage to sneak a comment about Ovi’s plus/minus into the conversation at least 3 times…
Try not to get hit by meteors and post your cool dashcam vids on youtube
“… Not involving the police”
No duh, lol, the only thing that involves the police in Russia is bribery
“Hey, here’s a check for (insert some number much larger than the value of the damage), lets just leave it at that” – Alex Ovechkin
That’s pretty much how I imagine this going
I’m glad no one was hurt and even more glad to see the title of the article included the word ‘minor’ so I would not be terrified (Unlike the Puck Daddy abbreviated title which scared the crud out of me).
this wouldnt be the first time Shanahan has talked to alex about about traffic violations:
Skip to 3 minute mark
I’d have him sign the dent. Sasha checked me!
They don’t write checks in Russia. Must have been a cash only transaction. Or an all-expense-paid trip to DC to see a Capitals game.
That and Euro trash…
I hope he puts it on YouTube.
Traffic lights and lane dividers are just suggestions. . .
There is a 100% chance that they both had dash cams.
Haha. I love those skits.
i forgot how funny they were until i watched them again
As usual, the media makes a big fuss of an Ovechkin love tap.
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