Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was injured in a motorcycle accident on Monday morning.
The Steelers confirmed the accident for Channel 4 Action News.
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review said the accident happened on Second Avenue near the 10th Street Bridge.
A witness told Channel 4 Action News that Roethlisberger went over the handlebars, hit the windshield of another vehicle and then hit the ground.
Roethlisberger was not wearing a helmet, according to the paper.
Police have closed down the bridge, Second Avenue and the Armstrong Tunnels.
Roethlisberger was taken to Mercy Hospital. There is no word on the extent of his injuries.
This has come up before. Big Ben has refused to wear a motorcycle helmet. Let’s hope that bad decision doesn’t cost him his career . . . or his life.
UPDATE: NFL.com is saying that he was “conscious but appeared disoriented” as he was taken from the scene. Also mentioned that his head was bleeding.
UPDATE 2: ESPN.com is reporting that the injuries don’t appear to be life threatening.
UPDATE 3: (1:48 PM) KDKA reporting that Roethlisberger is in “serious but stable condition”. He is currently undergoing surgery. He had the green light, and a car turned into his path. The driver of that car left the scene with police officers, and it isn’t clear if charges will be filed.
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