MINNEAPOLIS — Rough start to the day for the Washington Redskins: The two buses transporting players, coaches and team personnel to the game against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday collided on an interstate exit ramp on their way to TCF Bank Stadium.
The Redskins arrived safely, though. Team spokesman Tony Wyllie said the accident would not affect the game, which began as scheduled.
"Everyone is fine. No one was injured," Wyllie said.
Minnesota State Patrol Lt. Eric Roeske said one of the Minneapolis police squads escorting two buses crashed into a guard rail and ended up in front of the buses. He said the first bus braked, but the second bus rear-ended the first bus on the ramp. He said the accident call came in around 8:15 a.m., a little less than four hours before kickoff.
Roeske said the officer in the squad car was taken to a hospital. He added there were minor injuries like scrapes and bruises on at least one bus passenger, but said he didn't know how many sustained injuries.
Wide receiver Pierre Garcon tweeted a photo from inside one of the buses showing a badly shattered windshield. He said in a message: "So this just happened. But we are ok."
The photo showed a police car parked in front of the bus and emergency workers, one pushing a stretcher on wheels, standing in the road.