Citations Issued In Big Ben's Accident
Pittsburgh Police issued Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger a pair of citations following a motorcycle accident on June 12.
The city's Collision Investigation Unit concluded its probe of the accident involving Roethlisberger and Martha Fleishman, 62, of Squirrel Hill with each receiving citations.
Roethlisberger was cited for failure to drive in his class as well as driving without a license. Both are summary offenses. His citations totalled $281.50 and $106.50, respectively.
Collision Investigator Dan Connolly said that Roethlisberger's citation for not wearing a helmet was issued because motorcyclists are required to wear a helmet for two years unless they take a motorcycle safety course.
Fleishman was cited for failure to yield to oncoming traffic. Her citation totalled $106.50.
The investigation found no mechanical issues with Roethlisberger's 2005 Suzuki Hayabusa motorcycle nor Fleishman's Chrysler New Yorker.
Roethlisberger was found to be driving without a valid permit or license. He did, however, possess valid registration and inspections on his motorcycle.
Investigators also said that Roethlisberger was driving 35 miles per hour in the 35 miles per hour zone at the time of the crash.
It's unknown at this point whether either driver will appeal their citations.
Roethlisberger was hospitalized with multiple injuries sustained in the accident last Monday.