Blackhawks’ Toews in car accident – with pictures

23 Feb


Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews said he was OK after being involved in a car accident on Lake Street on the Near West Side on Thursday morning.

Contacted via text by the Tribune, Toews responded by saying, “It’s nothing serious at all,” and added, “I’m good.”

The Blackhawks released a statement saying, “Jonathan Toews was in a minor one-car collision in downtown Chicago this morning while driving himself to the United Center. He was not injured.”

Toews was not scheduled to play when the Hawks face the Dallas Stars on Thursday night at the United Center, the second consecutive game he’ll miss with what coach Joel Quenneville called an upper-body injury.

At 9:22 a.m., Toews was behind the wheel of a car that was southbound on Garvey Court when he turned left onto eastbound Lake Street, according to a police report. He had no passengers.

The car clipped an “L” support beam, causing front-end damage, the report said.

Toews was not injured and no citations were written, according to the report, which said the wreck caused property damage.

After the Hawks’ morning skate Thursday, Quenneville gave an update on Toews’ upper-body injury, which could be related to concussion symptoms, saying, “Toews is OK. He’s progressing. I guess we’ll say that’s where we’re at.”

When asked if Toews would be on the team’s charter to Los Angeles on Friday afternoon for Saturday’s game against the Kings, Quenneville said, “we’ll see.”


The accident was first reported by Selfish Indulgence, which had a co-editor near the scene to snag some images.

According to Jay Zawaski of 670 The Score, the accident happened near a parking garage close to where Toews resides and that fans were asking him for autographs before he left.




One Response to “Blackhawks’ Toews in car accident – with pictures”

  1. Vintage Hockey Barn 02/23/2012 at 9:32 pm #

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