Palace defender airlifted to hospital after horror motorway smash

Date published: Monday 12th September 2016 10:57

Pape Souare: Remains in hospital after M4 crash

Pape Souare: Remains in hospital after M4 crash

Crystal Palace have confirmed defender Pape Souare was taken to hospital on Sunday after being involved in a car crash on the M4. 

Soure had to be cut from his Mercedes G63 after the two-vehicle smash which took place yesterday at around 12.10pm near Heathrow Airport.

Palace issued a statement on Monday morning confirming their player remained in hospital.

It read: “Crystal Palace Football Club regret to confirm that Pape Souare was yesterday (Sunday) involved in a car accident and taken to hospital in London.  The player has sustained injuries to his thigh and jaw bone and will remain in hospital whilst he receives treatment.

“The club are liaising closely with the hospital on his progress and we obviously wish him a speedy recovery.  Our thoughts are with Pape and his family at this time.”

The Mirror are reporting that eye-witnesses at the scene said the Mercedes appeared to have crossed the central reservation before the cars crashed head-on.

A Met Police spokesman said: “Police are appealing for witnesses after a road traffic collision on the eastbound carriageway of the M4 motorway.

“Officers were called shortly before 12:10hrs on Sunday, 11 September to reports of two cars in collision between junctions four and three.

“London Ambulance Service attended and the driver of one of the cars – a man aged in his 20s – was taken to an east London hospital for treatment. His injuries are not life threatening.

“The driver of the other car involved did not require hospital treatment.”

Souare has featured in three Premier League games for Palace this season but was not involved in Saturday’s 2-1 victory at Middlesbrough.

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