A bus carrying members of the Ravens organization was in a traffic accident in the New Orleans area on Sunday, a day before the Baltimore team is supposed to play the Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Ravens spokesman Chad Steele described the accident as a “small fender bender” in an email.
“Bus was not damaged, and we are pulling into the hotel now,” Steele wrote to The Advocate early Sunday evening.
Another Ravens spokesman, Patrick Gleason, said in a separate email that a team bus was rear-ended by a car at a slow speed. Neither anyone on the bus or the driver of the car that hit the bus were injured, Gleason said.
Many learned about the crash when former Ravens receiver Qadry Ismail — an analyst on the team’s radio broadcast crew — published a message on Twitter reading, “We got an accident! Bus #4 got side swiped by a car! #Ravens #NOLA.”
Ismail — who coincidentally played for the Saints in 1998 — later tweeted, “All okay! Not even a delay.”
Steele did not immediately respond to a message asking for a description of the location where the accident had occurred. Calls to various local law enforcement agencies did not immediately yield any more information, including whether anyone had been cited in the incident.
The Ravens are 6-4 heading into their match-up with the Saints (4-6).
Sunday marked the second time a crash involving an NFL team’s bus occurred. On Nov. 2, a pair of buses carrying members of Washington’s ball club collided en route to a game in Minnesota. There were no injuries in that incident either.
Note: This post was edited after it was first published to add more details, including a statement by Ravens spokesman Patrick Gleason.