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Kieron Dyer in Ferrari car crash

PUBLISHED: 17:11 23 December 2002 | UPDATED: 13:14 03 March 2010

FORMER Ipswich Town star Kieron Dyer has escaped unhurt after crashing his Ferrari on a Newcastle bridge in the early hours of Monday morning.

The 23-year-old Newcastle and England midfielder's male passenger suffered minor whiplash injuries in the incident on the River Tyne's Swing Bridge, which links Newcastle Quayside with neighbouring Gateshead Quayside.

FORMER Ipswich Town star Kieron Dyer has escaped unhurt after crashing his Ferrari on a Newcastle bridge in the early hours of Monday morning.

The 23-year-old Newcastle and England midfielder's male passenger suffered minor whiplash injuries in the incident on the River Tyne's Swing Bridge, which links Newcastle Quayside with neighbouring Gateshead Quayside.

Dyer's sports car suffered extensive damage to the front end but Northumbria Police said no other cars were involved.

A spokeswoman said Dyer had been breath-tested and the results proved negative. No action would be taken against the footballer.

Dyer was banned for two months last year and fined £1,000 after being clocked doing more than 104mph while heading back to Tyneside from Ipswich.

Dyer, who had been visiting his young son, told magistrates he had been listening to a golf tournament on the radio of his Mercedes S500 while travelling back along the A1(M) at County Durham.

Earlier this month, Dyer escaped a second ban despite being convicted of doing 80mph in a temporary 50mph area near Grantham, in Lincolnshire, behind the wheel of a BMW M3.

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