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Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Derrick Rose in minor car accident

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CHICAGO -- Bulls star Derrick Rose was involved in a minor car accident in Chicago.

Illinois State police say Rose was headed south on the Kennedy Expressway at Ogden Avenue late Tuesday afternoon when his 2011 Bentley was struck from behind by a 2002 Saturn.

The Bulls say Rose was not injured. Rose's brother, Reggie, told ESPNChicago.com's Nick Friedell that the reigning league MVP was "fine. Nothing major."

Police cited the driver of the Saturn, Charles Tratwein, for failing to reduce speed to avoid a crash.

The accident occurred on the same day Rose was fined $25,000 by the NBA for criticizing the officiating.

Rose sounded off after a 104-99 victory over the New York Knicks on Monday, saying he's "got to be the only superstar in the league that's going through what I'm going through right now."

Rose scored 32 points, but attempted just nine free throws even though he absorbed contact from defenders all game.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report. ESPNChicago.com's Nick Friedell contributed to this report.