Thursday 8 December 2016

Redknapp drags wife along road in his car during 'freak accident'

Dean Gray in London

Published 21/10/2016 | 02:30

Harry and Sandra Redknapp
Harry and Sandra Redknapp

Harry Redknapp's wife Sandra was admitted to hospital after the former Premier League manager accidentally dragged her along the road in his car, it has been reported.

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Mr Redknapp (69) was dropping her off in the shopping area of Westbourne in Dorset, England, when her foot and coat became caught in his Range Rover as he pulled away.

Speaking outside their home in Sandbanks, Dorset, Mr Redknapp said she was now "good" after returning home from hospital.

Mr Redknapp, who appeared visibly shaken, told the BBC: "She's fine, it's very lucky. It was a freak accident."

Witnesses described how Mrs Redknapp screamed in pain and was bleeding heavily after the accident, while the regional ambulance service confirmed it was called to an incident on Wednesday morning with a female casualty in her 60s.

Blood

A witness in the area, which is around 5km from the couple's home in the Sandbanks area of Poole, said: "There was a lot of blood on the Tarmac and Harry was beside himself. It was just a freak accident."

A shopper said: "I was told Harry pulled up to let his wife out but before she had completely got out, he went to pull away and she fell over.

"He moved his car out of the way so the ambulance could get to her and then he got into the ambulance with her.

"Everyone was talking about it. At first people thought he had hit a pedestrian and then I heard it was actually his wife."

A shop worker described how Mr Redknapp appeared shaken as he looked after his wife while they waited for an ambulance. Photos taken at the scene of the accident showed a pool of blood on the road.

A South Western Ambulance Service spokesman said: "We were called at 11.49am to Poole Road, in Bournemouth.

"There was one female casualty in her 60s. She had a foot injury and has been taken into hospital."

Sources close to the family said Mrs Redknapp had an operation on Wednesday. She was said to be "fine" and recovering in hospital.

Mr Redknapp has managed Premier League clubs including Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham. (© Daily Telegraph London)

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