(CBS) Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews was involved in a car accident in the Loop Thursday morning and according to two eyewitnesses, he left in an ambulance.
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.READ MORE: Teammates Of Boy Killed In Waukesha Christmas Parade Tragedy Honor Him With Baseball Memorial
The Blackhawks later confirmed the accident.
“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,” the team said in a statement.READ MORE: Teen Shot While Riding Bike In Austin
“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.”
Banks said Toews was alone and left in the ambulance. The Blackhawks deny that he left in an ambulance, but a security guard who did not want to provide his name, also said Toews left in the ambulance.MORE NEWS: At Least 13 People Wounded, 1 Killed In Weekend Shootings In Chicago
The Blackhawks’ captain will miss his second game in a row Thursday night with an upper body injury. 670 The Score learned Wednesday that the injury is a concussion.