Rex Ryan involved in car accident in Pa.; no one hurt

Rex Ryan addresses the media at the Jets

Rex Ryan addresses the media at the Jets end-of-season press conference. (Jan. 8, 2013) (Credit: David Pokress)

Rex Ryan was involved in a three-car accident Jan. 14 in Bethlehem, Pa., according to a police report obtained by Newsday. No one was hurt in the crash, according to the report.

The crash occurred at 6:13 p.m. when Ryan's 2013 red Ford Mustang collided with another vehicle when he ran a red light, a witness told police. The car Ryan was driving struck the driver-side front panel of the other vehicle, causing it to spin into a third car, the report said. Ryan received a written warning for the red light violation, the report said.

According to the report, the Jets coach told police he "tried to beat the light." The report said Ryan denied speeding but did not deny causing the accident. The driver of car No. 2, however, said Ryan was "traveling at a high rate of speed."

All three vehicles sustained "moderate" damage, the report said.

As of Tuesday afternoon, the Bethlehem police were waiting to speak to another witness before completing its investigation.

The news of Ryan's accident was first reported by Deadspin.com and later confirmed by the Jets. Ryan -- who currently is in Mobile, Ala., with new general manager John Idzik for this week's Senior Bowl workouts -- declined to comment.

Ryan is expected to be on hand for Thursday's introductory news conference with Idzik.

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