Footballer Ciro Immobile Injured In Horror Crash
Ciro Immobile has been taken to hospital after a tram hit the Italy international’s car with his children inside.
Lazio captain Immobile was driving in Rome with his two daughters on Sunday morning when a tram “ran a red light,” he claims.
Distressing images of the 33-year-old striker’s wrecked Land Rover SUV quickly emerged on social media before he told AGTW:
“The tram ran a red light. Luckily I’m fine, my arm just hurts a little.”
His club later released a statement confirming he had suffered back and rib injuries. Immobile and his daughters were taken to hospital but not seriously injured.
A statement published on Lazio’s official website read: “The medical staff of Lazio announces that, today, following a road accident, the footballer Ciro Immobile reported a sprain trauma of the spine and the compound fracture of the XI right rib.
“Conditions are currently good. The player remains under observation at the department of emergency medicine directed by Professor Francesco Franceschi of the Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli IRCCS in Rome.”
Immobile was driving near Ponte Matteotti, which is just five minutes from the Stadio Olimpico, Lazio’s famous home ground. It’s reported that the Italian star also accompanied an injured person to an ambulance, kindly asking after their condition and checking they were okay.
The incident comes just two days after Immobile ended his six-game goal drought by scoring a penalty in Lazio’s 3-0 victory over struggling Spezia. The result lifts the Rome giants to second in the league table, although Maurizio Sarri’s men still trail champions elect Napoli by a whopping 14 points.