Redskins bus gets into accident on way to game against Vikings

Sunday November 2nd, 2014

The Washington Redskins bus got into an accident on its way to Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings, according to multiple reports. 

The team said coaches, players and staff arrived at TCF Bank Stadium safely, and NBC4's Dianna Marie Russini, who first reported the accident, reports there are "a couple bumps and bruises" but no major injuries with the team. 

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Russini also reports that everyone was "shaken" afterward and that the accident occurred after the police escort missed the exit ramp and the team's first bus was hit in behind by the second.

Robert Griffin III was riding in the second bus and described the scene to USA Today.

“We [Griffin and fullback Darrel Young] saw the bus hit the bus, and we both thought we were going to fly out the window shield,” Griffin said after the Redskins’ 29-26 loss. “Everybody got a little bit of whiplash, I believe. We bumped our knees on the front of the little guard because we were sitting there in the front.

“But it was scary, man. It was scary to be in that situation. You don’t expect that being on a bus, heading to a game, to get in a wreck, especially a wreck that bad, that could have been catastrophic had the other bus driver on the other bus not saved everybody.”

Wider receiver Pierre Garcon tweeted a photo Sunday morning showing the bus with a cracked windshield, writing, "So this just happened. But we are ok"

Chase Haslett, the son of Washington defensive coordinator Jim Haslett, also tweeted a photo on Sunday of the bus, saying his father is alright. 

- Molly Geary

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