Redskins Grounds Crew Crashes Into Parked Cowboys Fan’s Car (Photos)
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ASHBURN, Va. (CBSDC) - The Redskins remarkable week — highlighted by the signing of former Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson — has been proceeding at breakneck speed, but stopped abruptly on Wednesday, and crashed into a Cowboys fan, quite literally.
A handful of Redskins groundskeepers were taking lunch at Fuddruckers, located just a few miles away from Redskins Park in Ashburn, when the vehicle they’d carpooled in — the white F-350 seen in the photo above — had slipped out of park and rolled into the parked car in front of it.
In a cruel twist of irony, the vehicle it collided with — the gray Infiniti, also above — belongs to a Cowboys fan, and even has the license plate “CWBYFN” to prove it.
The accident came to the attention of Century 21 coworkers Jonathan Bunn and Mike Elias around 12:45 p.m., Bunn says, when they looked out their office building window, which oversees the parking lot shared with Fuddruckers, to see Redskins personnel huddled around the two vehicles inspecting the damage.
One of those vehicles (the unsuspecting Infiniti) belonged to Elias.
Bunn then tweeted the following photo:
Jonathan Bunn (@JonathanBunn) April 02, 2014
Fortunately, no one was hurt. Unfortunately for Elias, his car was. His right rear tail light was destroyed, spoiler dinged, and by the looks of it, he’s going to need a new bumper.
Although this particular incident was clearly accidental, and can be directly attributed to brake malfunction, Elias says this isn’t the first time his car, clearly identifying his allegiance to the Cowboys organization, has been the recipient of football-fueled damages since moving to the D.C. area a decade and a half ago.
“In the fifteen years I’ve been up here, we’ve had magnets stolen, and my car keyed,” Elias said. “So it’s just another in the line of unfortunate events.”
View more photos from the crash below, and maybe give Mike a Twitter follow for his troubles (or to gloat).