The bus carrying Washington to a Week 9 game against the Minnesota Vikings was involved in an accident that left players with minor injuries, according to Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports. While the team appears to have avoided serious injuries in the wreck, the accident was "more than a small fender bender," according to Dianna Marie Russini of NBC 4, and several players were "shaken up."
The team has since reported that all players are fine, and the team made it to the stadium.
Mike Jones of the Washington Post reported that the cause of the incident was a police escort missing an exit ramp, causing a team bus to rear-end another team bus. Washington's team bus apparently crashed with part of the police escort, and one officer was reportedly sent to the hospital with minor injuries.
Jack Gruden, son of Washington head coach Jay Gruden, tweeted shortly after the crash:
Almost died on the way to the Vikings game everyone is alright though but man I thought it was my time to go..— Grudey (@JackGruden12) November 2, 2014
Defensive coordinator Jim Haslett also had a tweeting son, as Chase Haslett tweeted a picture of the accident that showed a cracked windshield on the Washington team bus:
Wide receiver Pierre Garcon gave a look at the windshield from inside the bus:
No major injuries were suffered by any Washington players, although "bumps and bruises" was used often to describe the state of the team and its possible that some may have suffered some whiplash from the incident.
And the tow truck has arrived. pic.twitter.com/i0TKelihNJ— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) November 2, 2014