West Ham midfielder Manuel Lanzini has walked away injury-free following a horrific car crash, according to the Sun newspaper. Lanzini was being chauffeured to the Hammers’ Rush Green training base in a £70,000 Mercedes when it flipped over on the A12.
Motorists watched on in horror as the vehicle carrying the 29-year-old flipped on its side. Firefighters are alleged to have raced to the scene but Lanzini walked away without injuries.
The crash is said to have taken place at around 2:30PM on Thursday afternoon. Lanzini was on his way to the club’s training complex in East London.
An unnamed source told the publication that Lanzini could have been killed in the accident: “It’s a miracle he’s alive, from what I’ve heard. This was an incredibly near miss and could have killed Lanzini and the driver.
“It’s common for West Ham players to use a chauffeur service – especially for those who live in town. They were on a dual carriageway so it could have caused complete carnage.
“Just goes to show, it doesn’t matter how much cash you have – we’re all just as vulnerable to a smash like this. Thank goodness he was okay.”
A West Ham club spokesperson confirmed to Express Sport: “He was returning to the training ground from international duty and was involved in an accident on the A12 near the training ground.
“He walked away from the accident and has been assessed and is absolutely fine.”
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