Raiders LB Ben Heeney O.K. after head-on collision
Oakland Raiders linebacker Ben Heeney and his family were unharmed after being involved in a head-on collision while driving to an Easter church service in Kansas, he wrote in an Instagram post Sunday.
According to Heeney, the SUV that he was in was headed down a snowy freeway when it hit a wet patch and spun out. His photo shows the damage to the vehicle, which had the front right tire completely taken off.
The 23-year-old said that the driver of the vehicle that hit him did not sustain any injuries.
Crazy day today. Got up to go to church on this snowy Kansas morning. We were 1/2 mile away from church when we hit a slush patch, lost control, and spun out 180 degrees into the middle of the highway. We were sitting in the middle of the highway staring oncoming traffic in the face and a few seconds later we were hit head on by a car going 60 mph. By the grace of God, there were no injuries and everyone came out safe and ok. I have no doubt in my mind that God was watching over my family this morning on the day of His Son's resurrection. #HappyEaster
A Kansas-native, Heeney was drafted by the Raiders in the fifth round of the 2015 draft. He played in 15 games last season, making 27 solo tackles.