Hoy involved in car crash in Manchester

Eurosport - Sat, 07 Aug 11:21:00 2010

Four-times Olympic champion Sir Chris Hoy escaped injury when he was involved in a crash in his £80,000 Jaguar near Manchester.

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The Scot was turning right into a main road in his XKR sports car on Thursday night when he collided with a Vauxhall Vectra.

"At 5.51pm in Thursday August 5 2010, police were called to Ashton Road near to the City of Manchester Stadium to reports of a two vehicle collision involving a Jaguar and a Vauxhall Vectra," a Greater Manchester Police spokesman said.

"Drivers exchanged details and no injuries were reported."

Hoy became the most successful male Olympic cyclist of all time when he won gold in the sprint, team sprint and keirin events in Beijing two years ago.

The34-year-old, who already had one gold to his name from the Sydney Olympics and also has 10 World Championship and two Commonwealth titles, went on to be knighted and win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award after the Beijing Games.

"He was turning right," a witness told The Sun. "He must have looked left, seen it was clear and though it was clear on the right.

"The car coming down the road basically clattered into him at a right angle."


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