Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott 'glad' nobody was hurt in auto accident

A.J. Perez
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Elliott ran for 1,631 yards and 15 touchdowns as a rookie.

Dallas Cowboys rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott escaped injury after he was involved in a car accident Wednesday morning, USA TODAY Sports confirmed.

The two-car accident occurred at 7:05 a.m. at an intersection located about a half-mile from the Cowboys’ training facility in Frisco, Tex., according to Frisco police spokesperson Benny Valdez. Nobody was injured in the collision.

Valdez said he did not have any other information on the accident, including who was at fault.

WFAA-TV reported the collision was a "minor rear-ending."

In a conference call with Green Bay reporters on Wednesday, Elliott said: "Just got into a little accident, glad that no one is injured. That's all I'm going to talk about it."

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett referred to it as a "fender bender."

Elliott was involved in a minor car accident in December 2015 and was cited for three violations after he lost control vehicle in Columbus, Ohio. While Elliott was not hurt, a passenger in his vehicle suffered minor injuries.

The three charges, including driving with a suspended license, were dismissed in October after Elliott agreed to pay a fine and court costs.

Elliott was issued citations at least five other times for moving violations since 2014, according to records obtained by USA TODAY Sports.

Four of those violations came in the form of written warnings from officers at Ohio State, where Elliott was a standout running back for three seasons.

Elliott was warned four times for driving at an unreasonable speed (Sept. 16, 2014, Nov. 11, 2014 and May 21, 2015) and once received a speeding warning for going 11 to 20 mph over the speed limit (Sept. 12, 2014).

Columbus Elliott was cited in in June 2014 for going 57 mph in a 35 mph zone, a speed that put him in violation of Columbus municipal code that requires drivers to remain at a speed where they can stop within a reasonable distance. The misdemeanor charge was dropped after Elliott completed a diversion program and paid a fine.

TMZ was the first outlet to report Wednesday's accident.

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