The Pittsburgh Steelers confirmed to WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh that Roethlisberger was involved in the accident, which happened around 11:30 a.m. ET.
KDKA-TV and WTAE-TV were reporting that Roethlisberger was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident and flew over the handlebars, hit his head on the windshield of another car before falling to the ground. One witness said he was groggy, said his name was Ben and was bleeding from the head.
Roethlisberger was taken to Mercy Hospital, according to the reports, and there was no word on the extent of his injuries. Pittsburgh police have closed the streets surrounding the scene of the accident.
Monday, June 12, 2006
STEELERS QB IN MOTORCYCLE WRECK
Ben Roethlisberger was injured Monday morning. CBS Sports reports:
Hospital workers sometimes call helmetless motorcyclists by a different name -- organ donors.