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Matt Williams side-swiped during interview

Wednesday - 5/7/2014, 2:37pm  ET

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Washington Nationals pitcher Blake Treinen (64) is relieved by manager Matt Williams during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Nationals Park, Tuesday, May 6, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

'It was odd'

Matt Williams talks with reporters about what happened.


Matt Williams on WJFK

Williams talks about the hit-and-run. (Runs 3:20)


WASHINGTON -- Nationals Manager Matt Williams was almost at Nats Park Wednesday morning when another driver being followed by Metropolitan police officers sideswiped his Tahoe while traffic was stopped at a red light.

"It wasn't fast. All the traffic was stopped. All I feel is this car just kind of nudge in between myself and another car," Williams told reporters at the ballpark.

"The car's not real good, but I'm good."

Williams described what happened as "bizarre."

Williams, at the time, was being interviewed by the Sports Junkies during a segment called, "In the Dugout With Matt Williams."

Williams told WJFK what happened just after the accident occurred.

"There was a police car behind me, and a guy in a car and he tried to get by me and he just smoked me." told the Sports Junkies.

Williams says the driver of a dark blue car struck others cars on South Capitol Street.

Police say they were following a stolen vehicle and that the driver struck multiple cars. One man has been arrested.

"That's the strangest thing I've ever been a part of," Williams said.

WTOP s Jonathan Warner and Andrew Mollenbeck contributed to this story. Follow @WTOP and @WTOPSports on Twitter and WTOP on Facebook. .

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