ENGLAND striker Marcus Rashford was lucky to escape injury in a late-night crash in his £700,000 Rolls-Royce.
The 25-year-old Manchester United star’s white motor was wrecked after a collision with a car driven by a gran, 74.
Marcus Rashford was lucky to escape injury in a late-night crash in his £700,000 Rolls-Royce
ZenpixRashford’s Rolls-Royce knocked down a traffic light camera post in the crash[/caption]
GettyThe 25-year-old Manchester United star’s white motor was wrecked[/caption]
She was very shaken but unhurt following the incident near United’s training complex at around midnight.
Rashford’s Rolls-Royce knocked down a traffic light camera post in the crash.
The England ace had just left United’s training ground in Carrington on his way home from his side’s 1-0 Premier League win at Burnley.
The collision sent his 2.5-ton vehicle — which has a top speed of 155mph — into the post.
A source said: “Both drivers were badly shaken.
“Marcus immediately checked to see if the woman was okay and swapped details.”
Maintenance engineer Peter Laycock, 36, caught the aftermath of the accident on his mobile phone after arriving at the scene at around 12.20am.
Peter said: “There were loads of police blocking the road asking cars to turn around because there was debris all over the road.
“I could see guys in United clothes who must have come from the training ground. There were a lot of bystanders saying, ‘It’s Marcus Rashford’s car’.”
Footage showed his car with pieces of the rear bumper ripped off and strewn on the side of the road as hazard lights flashed.
Police breathalysed both drivers.
No arrests were made and cops decided not to call an ambulance as the female driver said she did not want to go to hospital.
The accident happened in a 40mph zone on Carrington Spur near United’s Aon training complex — where players had returned by coach just before midnight.
The SunCarrington Spur was littered with debris from the crash[/caption]
Eamonn and James ClarkeRashford was driving this £700,000 Rolls Royce Black Badge Wraith home from Carrington[/caption]
Another source said: “The woman was on her way home from babysitting her grand-daughter. She’s a cautious, careful driver and even more so when it’s raining — which it was.
“The impact caused the airbags to go off. She was very, very shaken and confused. She’s not a football fan and didn’t have any idea who Marcus Rashford is.”
Club captain Bruno Fernandes soon arrived and checked on both his team-mate and the pensioner.
United’s club doctor checked over Rashford and offered medical aid to the gran of five.
Club officials paid for a taxi to take her 15 miles home.
Her three children were understood to be arranging a hospital check-up, while Rashford was excused from training.
And in a post on Instagram which referred to United’s away win, the striker wrote: “3 points on the road! I’m alright guys thanks for the messages.”
Gtr Manchester Police did not respond to requests for comment.
Rashford bought the Roller in July, adding it to two others as part of a £3million fleet.
United said: “Marcus is fine. It was an accidental collision, Thankfully, both were uninjured.”