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.
When I heard Blackhawks Captain Jonathan Toews was involved in a car crash this morning, I have to admit my heart plummeted a bit. He’s so young, a great leader, one hell of a hockey player, and not to mention easy on the eyes. LUCKILY, Toews was not injured when his car (a Mercedes Benz obviously) struck a support beam of the CTA tracks on his way to their morning skate.
A source on the Blackhawks’ public relations team confirmed Toews was not injured in his minor one-car collision in downtown Chicago this morning while driving himself to the United Center.
I’m very curious what the cause of this accident was. Could the “upper body injury” – better known as a concussion – be the reason behind his random car accident? The injury is thought to have occurred during the 9 game road trip, Toews most likely suffered the concussion in the San Jose game on February 10. Also, reports stated people on the street were trying to get autographs from Toews. He just got in a car accident, leave the boy alone!
According to ABC Quenneville said the team is still unsure whether Toews will travel with the team Friday to California for back-to-back games against the Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks this weekend.