If you’re a New York Jets fan or not, you’ll at least be mildly familiar with the team’s coach, Rex. Rex is the son of former Philadelphia Eagles coach Buddy Ryan and is big, loud and sometimes wins football games.
He also knows Tim Tebow.
He’s also a pretty big name in sports which makes it kinda weird that he wrecked his car near the Hill-to-Hill Bridge in Bethlehem last week.
According to the police, 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. The Mustang collided with another vehicle, sending it crashing into the third vehicle. “It’s a blind hill to some degree,” a police source said, describing the intersection. “It kind of crests at Wyandotte Street.”
The police source said Ryan denied he was speeding, and that the damage at the scene did not indicate he had been speeding. The police source added that Ryan allegedly did not deny he ran the red light, however. All three vehicles sustained what the police source described as “moderate” damage. There were no injuries, and the police source did not say whether Ryan had been given a citation. SOURCE: DEADSPIN
Why was he driving through Bethlehem? I dunno. Maybe he was meeting someone who lived in Bethlehem. Mayyybee he was driving through Bethlehem on the way to somewhere not in Bethlehem. Maybe he just came from the casino. Maybe he wanted a Pott’s Hot Dog. Maybe he stopped at Lehigh to hang with some students.
MAYBE he was really hungry and stopped off at McDonald’s at Five Points (don’t do that.)
Maybe… well, whatever, hopefully he isn’t too turned off to the city. He can come back for Musikfest and complain about how his favorite band isn’t playing there that year or something.
In his defense, Five Points can be a tricky spot for some motorists who aren’t familiar with. But not any more difficult than any other intersection if you just pay attention.