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Kansas City Chiefs' Rashi Rice takes 'full responsibility' for 6-car crash

Kansas City Chiefs' Rashi Rice takes 'full responsibility' for 6-car crash

Kansas City Chiefs player Rashi Rice is speaking out following a six-car collision he was involved in on Saturday, March 30.

On Wednesday, April 3, Rice (23 years old) went to his house Instagram stories To apologize for his role in the speeding accident that led to two people being hospitalized. He also shared that he is working with the police during the investigation.

“Today I met with Dallas Police investigators regarding Saturday’s incident,” he wrote. He added: “I bear full responsibility for my role in this matter and will continue to cooperate with the necessary authorities.”

He concluded: “I sincerely apologize to everyone affected by Saturday’s accident.”

Rashi Rice takes responsibility for a six-car crash.

Rashi Rice/Instagram

People previously reported that a Lamborghini and a Chevrolet Corvette fled the scene of the accident that occurred shortly before 6:25 p.m. in Dallas, Texas. It was later found that the Corvette was registered to Rice.

“The drivers lost control and the Lamborghini crashed into the center median wall, causing a chain-reaction collision between four other vehicles,” authorities said in a statement.

Authorities previously told PEOPLE that after the collision, “all occupants of the Lamborghini and Corvette ran from the scene without stopping to determine if anyone needed medical assistance or provide their information.”

At the time, Rice's attorney, Royce West, told PEOPLE that the NFL player's “thoughts” were with those affected by the incident.

“Rashi is cooperating with local authorities and will take all necessary steps to address this situation in a responsible manner,” attorney Royce West said in a statement to PEOPLE.

Rashi Rice is preparing for a preseason game in August 2023.

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Two of the drivers were transported to a local hospital with minor injuries, while the other two drivers remained at the scene, receiving treatment from Dallas Fire Rescue for minor injuries.

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Rice played high school football 30 miles northwest of Dallas in North Richland Hills before attending Southern Methodist University in the city for college. He was drafted as a wide receiver for the Chiefs in 2023 and helped the team win the 2024 Super Bowl in February.

West, Rice's attorney, is currently a Texas state senator representing the Dallas area.

NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Tuesday, April 2, that the league is monitoring the situation regarding Price, Per ESPN.

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