‘They are fine’: Three of Harry Kane’s children taken to hospital after car crash

<span>The Mercedes in which three of Harry Kane’s four children were travelling.</span><span>Photograph: Hohenschäftlarn volunteer fire department</span>
The Mercedes in which three of Harry Kane’s four children were travelling.Photograph: Hohenschäftlarn volunteer fire department

Three of Harry Kane’s children were taken to hospital after being involved in a car crash in Germany. The head of the local volunteer fire department said it was “really lucky” none sustained more than minor injuries.

The crash occurred at about 5.15pm local time on Monday near Munich, when Kane was not in Germany after travelling to London for Bayern Munich’s Champions League game at Arsenal.

Kane’s children were in a Mercedes van when a Renault collided with the vehicle on state highway 2071 near Schäftlarn. The Renault then hit a Land Rover. None of the nine people involved in the crashes was seriously injured.

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Kane’s children Louis, three, Vivienne, five, and Ivy, seven, were in the Mercedes. A spokesperson for Kane told the BBC: “They are fine and only went to hospital for a routine check-up.”

The Hohenschäftlarn volunteer fire department chief Daniel Buck told BBC News: “The cars had a lot of damage – all of the cars. The first thing that we were seeing was a lot of injured people from all the cars.

“The good news was nobody had really strong injuries, more minor injuries, like they have pain in the neck from the head up, normally typical for a car accident. Thank God nobody was really injured. It was really lucky for all the people.”

Kane’s wife, Katie, and their youngest child, Henry, are understood not to have been in the vehicle.