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Jonathan Toews OK after minor car crash

Posted on: February 23, 2012 3:18 pm
Edited on: February 23, 2012 3:23 pm
 
Toews' car is taken away from the crash site. (25stanley.com)

By Brian Stubits

The Chicago Blackhawks got more than a scare on Thursday afternoon. Captain Jonathan Toews was involved in a one-car accident in Chicago and was taken away from the scene in an ambulance.

Now before you get too worked up, the Blackhawks did say in a statement that Toews was in an accident but he was not injured.

“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."

Toes confirmed the team report himself in a text message to Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune.

When contacted via text following the accident, Toews responded by saying, "It's nothing serious at all" and added, "I'm good."

Phew!

Here's a little more on the specifics of the scene of the accident from CBS Chicago:

Toews’ black AMG Mercedes Benz struck an “L” support beam at the intersection of Lake and Garvey in the loop just before 10 a.m. 670 The Score confirmed the vehicle is registered to the Blackhawks center and witnesses said he was driving the car.

“I saw his car in the pole,” Theron Banks, an employee at Steak Express said. “I came out. People were everywhere. Toews was in the ambulance. People were videotaping and taking pictures and trying to get autographs, but police said they couldn’t get autographs.”

Really? Seeking autographs and trying to take pictures with somebody in an ambulance? I knows fans can get a little crazy from time to time, but man, that's just not one of those times. Obviously he's entitled to some privacy, is he not?

But back to the matter at hand. This has to really have the Chicago fans on edge, even if the team says there was no injury. Toews is already out of the lineup on a day-to-day basis and comes a day after the same CBS Chicago outlet reported that Toews might actually have a concussion. Talk about a bad week.

Toews was already scheduled to miss the team's game on Thursday night against the Stars with the upper-body injury.

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Comments

Since: Aug 27, 2008
Posted on: February 24, 2012 12:37 am
 

Jonathan Toews OK after minor car crash

I still don't understand how the accident happened... Did he stir suddenly because he had to avoid something/someone?



Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: February 23, 2012 7:28 pm
 

Jonathan Toews OK after minor car crash

He should have taken a cab and then beat the cabbie, or was that another B-hawk....



Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: February 23, 2012 7:27 pm
 

Jonathan Toews OK after minor car crash

I know here in Philly when you are driving under the El you are there for 4 reasons. Hookers, Pawn Shop, Drugs or lost... I think it is the same in Chicago and any other city with an elevated train. I never been to Chi-town so I dont know. Glad he is OK but why was he there?



Since: Feb 23, 2012
Posted on: February 23, 2012 6:57 pm
 

Jonathan Toews OK after minor car crash

It happened at about 9:15 this morning and it is under the El tracks in downtown Chicago, that is why it looks so dark. The corner he  turned on is a tight corner, I know that I have almost hit the El stantions trying to make that corner so it doesn't surprise me.

What does surprise me though is all over Chicago you hear/see the Chevy commercials - Drive what Toews and Kane drive, drive a Chevy and he wasn't driving a chevy, he was driving a Mercedes.





Since: May 11, 2008
Posted on: February 23, 2012 6:17 pm
 

Jonathan Toews OK after minor car crash

One last response and I'm done with you blackreign, it isn't nighttime. The foreground shows that it's daylight. The background is a street that runs underneath another street like a tunnel which is why there are lights on. It isn't rocket-science. Anyone with a 3rd grade education or higher could figure that out. Then again, idiots like you Canuck fans riot when your team loses so why would anyone be surprised you don't know the difference?



Since: Jul 14, 2008
Posted on: February 23, 2012 5:53 pm
 

Jonathan Toews OK after minor car crash

I'm pretty sure if people were there taking pictures they will know what time it happened.



Since: Nov 22, 2006
Posted on: February 23, 2012 5:30 pm
 

Jonathan Toews OK after minor car crash

lol ur the clown look at the picture its night time not the morning just a pr spin by the team



Since: Jan 7, 2011
Posted on: February 23, 2012 5:24 pm
 

Jonathan Toews OK after minor car crash

Article says the Hawks got a scare Thursday afternoon...It also states that the accident happened at 10 a.m. so why the scare in the afternoon and not at 10 when it happened? Also ot appears to be night time because of the lights and the darkness so again I question the time of the accident and what really happened.



Since: Feb 20, 2012
Posted on: February 23, 2012 5:06 pm
 

Jonathan Toews OK after minor car crash

Kaner always recommends cabs.




Since: May 11, 2008
Posted on: February 23, 2012 5:02 pm
 

Jonathan Toews OK after minor car crash

Blackreign you are a complete and utter moron. Just because you wish alcohol was involved doesn't make it so. Stick to Canuck message boards with your hateful ignorant comments. Clown.


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