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Rex involved in three-car Pa. crash on Jan. 14

Rex Ryan listens to a question at the

Rex Ryan listens to a question at the Jets' end-of-season press conference. (Jan. 8, 2013) Credit: David Pokress

***Updated @ 7:02 p.m.***

Rex Ryan was involved in a three-car accident more than a week ago in Pennsylvania but was not hurt, according to the police report.

The crash occurred at 6:13 p.m. on Jan. 14 when Rex Ryan’s 2013 red Ford Mustang collided with another vehicle when he ran a red light, according to a witness. The car Ryan was driving struck the driver-side front panel of a second vehicle, causing it to spin into a third car.

According to the report, the Jets coach told police he “tried to beat the light.” Ryan, though, 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, but no individuals involved were injured.Per the police report, Ryan received a written warning for the red light violation.

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 sports news web site 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.

The coach is expected to be on hand for Thursday’s introductory news press conference with new general manager John Idzik.


The Jets coach currently is in Mobile, Ala. for the Senior Bowl. The Jets confirmed through their team spokesman that Ryan was involved in an accident and that he was not hurt. The coach declined comment, but the Jets confirmed he only received a warning from police, not a citation.

Citing “a source with the Bethlehem police department,” Deadspin reported Ryan was driving “a red Mustang westbound on West 3rd Street in Bethlehem at 6:14 p.m. on Jan. 14 when he allegedly ran a red light at the intersection of West 3rd and Wyandotte Street.”

Ryan collided with another vehicle, which crashed into a third. Deadspin’s police source said there was no indication that Ryan was speeding – though the coach did not deny running the red light.

All three vehicles sustained “moderate” damage, but there were no injuries. 

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