Premier League star airlifted to hospital after horror crash

(Pic: Twitter/@_J_a_c_o_b_K_B_)
(Pic: Twitter/@_J_a_c_o_b_K_B_)

Crystal Palace star Pape Souare has been airlifted to hospital following a horror crash on a UK motorway.

The 26-year-old defender has played four times in the Premier League this season and 56 times for the club since signing from French side Lille in 2015.

Pictures were circulating online of the footballer’s Mercedes G-Wagon G63 after the two car collision.

His injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

A Police statement said: “Police are appealing for witnesses after a road traffic collision on the eastbound carriageway of the M4 motorway.

“Officers were called shortly before 12:10hrs on Sunday, 11 September to reports of two cars in collision between junctions four and three.

“London Ambulance Service attended and the driver of one of the cars - a man aged in his 20s - was taken to an east London hospital for treatment. His injuries are not life threatening.

“The driver of the other car involved did not require hospital treatment.”

Crystal Palace have released a statement to confirm the incident:

"Crystal Palace Football Club regret to confirm that Pape Souare was yesterday (Sunday) involved in a car accident and taken to hospital in London," it read. 

"The player has sustained injuries to his thigh and jaw bone and will remain in hospital whilst he receives treatment.  

"The club are liaising closely with the hospital on his progress and we obviously wish him a speedy recovery.  Our thoughts are with Pape and his family at this time."