Jaguars RB Fournette uninjured in car accident

Leonard Fournette and the Jacksonville Jaguars dodged a major scare when the rookie running back was involved in a minor car accident on Tuesday.

Fournette, who had three touchdowns last week at Pittsburgh to carry the Jaguars into the AFC Championship game, was rear-ended in the collision but suffered no injuries.

"Leonard is OK and was able to drive home," the Jaguars said in a statement. "Appreciate everyone that has reached out to check on him."

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Jan 14, 2018; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (27) carries the ball past Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Sean Spence (51) during the fourth quarter in the AFC Divisional Playoff game at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 14, 2018; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC Divisional Playoff game at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 14, 2018; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Keelan Cole (84) catches a pass between Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Artie Burns (25) and Steelers cornerback Joe Haden (21) during the second half in the AFC Divisional Playoff game at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 14, 2018; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (27) carries the ball to score a touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the second half in the AFC Divisional Playoff game at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 14, 2018; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Eli Rogers (17) catches the ball over Jacksonville Jaguars outside linebacker Telvin Smith (50) in front of Jaguars free safety Tashaun Gipson (39) during the first half in the AFC Divisional Playoff game at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 14, 2018; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (27) carries the ball past Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Sean Spence (51) and Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt (90) during the first half in the AFC Divisional Playoff game at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 14, 2018; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) prepares to throw the ball as Steelers offensive tackle Marcus Gilbert (77) blocks Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Malik Jackson (97) during the first quarter in the AFC Divisional Playoff game at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 14, 2018; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Ben Koyack (83) carries the ball as Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Vince Williams (98) and Steelers cornerback Artie Burns (25) defend during the first quarter in the AFC Divisional Playoff game at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 8, 2017; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell (26) rushes the ball against Jacksonville Jaguars strong safety Barry Church (42) during the third quarter at Heinz Field. Jacksonville won 30-9. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 14, 2018; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette (27) carries the ball to score a touchdown past Pittsburgh Steelers free safety J.J. Wilcox (27) during the first quarter in the AFC Divisional Playoff game at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 14, 2018; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) catches the ball in front of Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback A.J. Bouye (21) to score a touchdown during the first half in the AFC Divisional Playoff game at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 14, 2018; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles (5) prepares to throw the ball during the first quarter in the AFC Divisional Playoff game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
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Sgt. Dylan Bryan of the Florida Highway Patrol described the three-car collision as a "chain-reaction" accident on Interstate 295 near Jacksonville's Dames Point Bridge, USA Today Sports reported.

Fournette's car was struck from behind by another vehicle, which was pushed forward after it had been rear-ended.

"Nobody was injured," FHP said Tuesday. "The scene is cleared."

--Field Level Media

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