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Jerry Blevins’ car destroyed while being shipped home

Oct 22, 2013, 2:38 PM PST

It looks like Oakland Athletics reliever Jerry Blevins can now add car shopping to his offseason to-do list.

On Monday, Blevins’ Cadillac was destroyed when the truck that was transporting the vehicle was clipped by a commuter train. Two passengers on the train suffered minor injuries. The accident happened in Bartlett, Illinois and was documented by NBC Chicago.

Train #2242 struck the semi-truck, which was carrying a load of new cars, and dragged it around 100 feet east on the Milwaukee District/West line.

Blevins was obviously nowhere near the car when the accident happened and is in perfect health. He tweeted a link to the NBC Chicago video that apparently shows his wrecked car being rolled upright.

Here’s a picture of the car from the report. You can also watch the video.

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Blevins’ teammates offered their condolences on Twitter.

While it is an inconvenience, at least he will be getting a large insurance check. He’ll be riding in a brand new car in no time.

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