Footballer crash victim leaves hospital

A CYCLIST who suffered a broken leg after colliding with a high-powered sports car driven by Ipswich footballer Alan Lee has been discharged from hospital.

A CYCLIST who suffered a broken leg after colliding with a high-powered sports car driven by Ipswich footballer Alan Lee has been discharged from hospital.

The 31-year-old cyclist, from Dedham, suffered internal injuries and a broken leg following the accident in Mill Hill, Dedham, at around 3.45pm on Tuesday.

The bike he was riding collided with a Porsche 911 Carrera driven by 28-year-old town striker Alan Lee.

A spokesman for Essex police today said the cyclist has been discharged from Colchester Hospital and the investigation in to the accident is continuing.


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He said: “We have accrued all our witnesses and will proceed with the investigation.

“There were witnesses to the accident - we have got the victim and the driver of the Porsche and other drivers and pedestrians who stopped at the scene.”

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Alan Lee celebrated the start of the new season by scoring twice for Ipswich against Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.

Teammate Alex Bruce revealed that town players jokingly bought him a crash helmet in reference to the accident prior to Saturday's game.

Lee said: “I have been in contact with police and they have assured me the guy is in a comfortable position.

“I hope he makes a speedy recovery, and I will be going to see him.”

Lee moved to town 18 months ago in a £150,000 deal from Cardiff City and finished as the Blues' top scorer last season netting 17 times during the campaign.

Anyone who may have seen the accident is asked to call Stanway Road Policing Unit on 01206 762512.

N Do you know the person injured in the accident? Contact the Evening Star newsdesk on 01473 324788 or e-mail starnews@eveningstar.co.uk

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