Crystal Palace Defender Pape Souare Airlifted to Hospital after Horrendous car Crash
Crystal Palace defender Pape Souare is in hospital recovering after being involved in an M4 car crash yesterday September 11th.
According to the mirror, the player was involved in a two vehicle crash in his Mercedes G63 near Heathrow Airport at around 12:10. The player was then airlifted off the scene to the East London hospital after cutting him out of his vehicle.
Pape’s Car after the Accident. (Photo for the Mirror)
The club confirmed the left back sustained injuries to his jaw bone and thigh and they are liaising closely with the hospital as they monitor his recovery.
The official club statement says,
[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””] “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.” [/perfectpullquote]
According to Richard Wheatstone of the Daily Mirror, a Met Police spokesman on the scene 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.”
The 26-year-old who signed a three year deal this season joined from Lille in 2005 has featured 46 times for the London based club. The left back is well known for his energetic forward wing runs and committed defensive work. These injuries surely leave a big gap to fill in Allan Padew’s side.
Featured Photo: Pape Souare in one of the Crystal Palace Games. (Photo from Getty Images)