Promise not to panic, but Derrick Rose was involved in a minor car accident today. The Bulls say Rose was not injured. Yes, I know what you’re all thinking, another Chicago sports superstar caught up in a fender-bender — Blackhawks Captain Jonathan Toews accident was just a few weeks ago. What is going on?
Illinois State Police say Rose was headed south on the Kennedy Expressway at Ogden Avenue late Tuesday afternoon when his 2011 Bentley was rear-ended by a 2002 Saturn. Police cited the driver of the Saturn, Charles Tratwein, for failing to reduce speed to avoid a crash. Well first things first, the Kennedy or otherwise known as 90, is a death trap. People commuting eat their breakfast, do their makeup, read newspapers, host conference calls, and type emails all while driving, it’s just plain dangerous.
As if having someone crash into your Bentley wasn’t bad enough, the accident occurred on the same day Rose was fined $25,000 by the NBA for criticizing the officiating. Rose mouthed off after a 104-99 win over the New York Knicks on Monday.
Tomorrow is a new day, beat the Heat!