Wide receiver Earl Bennett of the Chicago Bears is reportedly thankful to be alive after being involved in an Illinois auto accident early Monday morning, according to ESPN. He is reportedly “okay” after being rear-ended on the Ohio Street feeder ramp just after midnight.
Bennett was driving a 1973 Chevy Impala when he was rear-ended by 1998 Pontiac Sunfire. There may have been one other passenger in the Impala whose name has not been reported, although it is being speculated that it is another Bears player. After the impact both vehicles slammed into a wall on the highway.
The Illinois state police responded to the scene of the accident, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. The at fault driver was ticketed for driving on a suspended or revoked license and for failing to reduce speed to avoid an accident. No injuries have been reported so far due to the accident.