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Premier League star airlifted to hospital after wrecking Mercedes in horror car crash

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 27: Callum Wilson of AFC Bournemouth (L) battles with Pape Souare of Crystal Palace (R) during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and AFC Bournemouth at Selhurst Park on August 27, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Patrik Lundin/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 27: Callum Wilson of AFC Bournemouth (L) battles with Pape Souare of Crystal Palace (R) during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and AFC Bournemouth at Selhurst Park on August 27, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Patrik Lundin/Getty Images)
Kevin Palmer

Kevin Palmer

Crystal Palace defender Pape Souare suffered injuries to his thigh a jaw after he was involved in a serious car crash on the M4 motorway in England on Sunday.

Souare, who has been a regular starter for Crystal Palace this season, was airlifted to hospital after a crash that left his high-powered Mercedes wrecked after he needed to be cut out by emergency officials.

There were initial suggestions that Souare’s injures may have been life threatening, but Palace officials have eased those fears with this statement:

“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.”

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.”

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