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Man from North Andover got in a car accident with ‘the last person I’d want to hit:’ David Pastrnak

David Pastrnak got in a car accident with a Bruins fan outside TD Garden on Monday.
David Pastrnak got in a car accident with a Bruins fan outside TD Garden on Monday.John Tlumacki/Globe Staff/Globe Staff

David Pastrnak took a hit off the ice Friday before Saturday’s Bruins game against the Senators, as a fan rear-ended Pastrnak’s Porsche near TD Garden.

North Andover native Mark Sousa, a hockey player himself, was in Boston to pick up a new passport before playing a game in Canada, according to NBC Boston. When he swerved to avoid a car that cut him off, Sousa’s Jeep came in contact with the back bumper of Pastrnak’s Porsche. Sousa’s car had minor damage and the condition of Pastrnak’s car is unknown.

“I had no words. The last person I’d want to hit,” Sousa told NBC Boston. “He was awesome, extremely nice, such a down-to-earth guy.”

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Pastrnak posed for a post-accident picture with Sousa, 19, who plays for the Valley Jr. Warriors, according to his EliteProspects.com. page.


Brandon Chase can be reached at brandon.chase@globe.com.