Boston Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts has been in a driving accident. Don't worry, though, no street-legal vehicles were involved: Betts just happened to drive a golf cart into a lake.
But according to a photo he posted of the accident, he didn't merely dip a golf cart into the shallows of a pond. He somehow managed to completely submerge the cart in the middle of the water. It's a feat that would seem to take some effort, but Betts says it was a mistake.
"I left my club on the last hole and I went back to get it,” Betts told reporters at JetBlue Park, according to Full Count. "Parked on a hill. Thought I pushed the break, but it didn't brake, obviously. I didn't push it all the way in. I ran to get my club and by the time I turned around it was going in the pond. That's pretty much it."
Yea no more driving for me pic.twitter.com/vKyKI8qG3x
— mookiebetts (@mookiebetts) February 14, 2016
Betts also said that a golf course worker had to go into the water to get his belongings.
"That was probably one of the most helpless I felt," he said. "I don't know how you want to say it, but there was nothing I could do. I couldn't pull it out, couldn't salvage anything -- well, we got our wallets, didn't get our phones, but got our keys. We didn't really lose anything but phones."
Teammate Travis Shaw also shared the accident on Twitter:
— Travis Shaw (@travis_shaw21) February 14, 2016
Ultimately, there were no serious victims. But Betts won't take any chances in the future.
"I'm done driving," Betts said. "I'll just let everyone else take over. I may just walk. It may be better."