Italy top striker involved in terrifying car crash
Lazio and Italy striker Ciro Immobile was reportedly involved in a shocking car crash on Saturday night after he collided with a tram.
The 33-year-old – who has won 55 caps for Italy and scored 194 goals in 289 appearances for Lazio – saw his car smashed-up after the crash.
Reports in Italy say he is OK other than a bloody hand and a potential fractured shoulder.
Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport reported that while driving near Ponte Matteotti – which is just five minutes from Lazio’s Olympico Stadium – a tram went through a red light and hit his car.
Immobile was with his two daughters in the car at the time and other people were involved in the accident – including those travelling on the tram.
In a video circulating on the internet, the report stated Immobile recounted: ‘The tram went through a red light. Luckily I fell good, my arm just hurts.’
Witnesses to the collision reaffirmed Immobile’s claims that the tram didn’t respect the red light with the striker’s Land Rover SUV wrecked following the incident.
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The Italian media have also reported Immobile and his two daughters have been taken to hospital, but are not thought to be seriously injured.
They also stated the striker accompanied one injured person to hospital and was checking up on their wellbeing following the crash.
The incident comes after Immobile ended a six-game run without a goal by scoring in Lazio’s 3-0 victory over Spezia in Serie A.
Maurizio Sarri’s side are currently second in the Italian top flight after a fine season and look set to reach the Champions League proper for just the second time in 16 seasons.
Immobile is known as one of the greatest marksman of all-time in Italy, with 192 goals in 314 Serie A games.
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After breaking through as a youngster with Pescara and Genoa, he has also represented Torino, Sevilla, Borussia Dortmund, Juventus, Siena and Grosetto during his career, before he moved to Lazio in 2016.
The Eagles are due to be back in action with a home game against Torino next Saturday, but it remains to be seen whether Immobile will be fit enough to feature.