LOS ANGELES – San Francisco Giants pitcher Barry Zito today sued the owners of a taxi cab that he says collided with his vehicle in West Hollywood two years ago.
The Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit by the 34-year-old lefthander names as defendants Los Angeles Checker Cab. It seeks unspecified damages.
According to the suit, Zito was driving a rented Cadillac STS on March 30, 2011, on Sunset Boulevard near Sunset Plaza Drive when a taxi driven by Bagrat Verdiyan collided with the 2002 Cy Young Award winner’s vehicle.
Zito suffered injuries that have not yet been determined, but will be specified later, according to the suit.
A Checker Cab representative said he had not seen the lawsuit and had no immediate comment.