Sonics' Swift banged up after crashing into parked car

Updated: August 29, 2006, 3:03 AM ET
Associated Press

Robert Swift
Swift

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- Seattle SuperSonics center Robert Swift was sporting a cut over his left eye after crashing his car over the weekend.

Swift was speeding down Sandy Lane in Bakersfield in a 2004 luxury sports sedan when he lost control and struck a parked car, according to the California Highway Patrol. It was unclear exactly how fast he was going at the time, said CHP Officer Greg Williams.

Alcohol was not a factor in the crash, he said.

Swift, 20, and his brother Alex Swift, 19, managed to emerge with only minor injuries, Williams said. The car sustained major damage and the Jeep had moderate damage.

The cut over Swift's eye was visible Saturday at the Renegade Basketball Camp at Bakersfield College, where he was coaching kids.

The 7-foot-1 Swift, who now lives Sammamish, Wa., attended nearby Garces and Bakersfield high schools.


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