Jermain Defoe left shaken after being involved in horror three-car crash after scoring in Rangers’ win over Aberdeen
- Jermain Defoe’s car was involved in a smash after Saturday’s game at Ibrox
- The accident happened near Glasgow’s Clyde Tunnel shortly after 6pm
- Defoe emerged unscathed from the crash but appeared shaken by the incident
- He took to his Instagram later in the evening to assure supporters he was OK
Jermain Defoe was involved in a three-car crash in the aftermath of Rangers’ victory over Aberdeen on Saturday.
Defoe came off the bench to score in the victory at Ibrox but was then involved in a collision with two other cars near Glasgow’s Clyde Tunnel shortly after 6pm.
Police confirmed they were called to attend the incident near the northbound exit of the tunnel by Balshagray Avenue.
Jermain Defoe’s Range Rover was involved in a three-car crash after Rangers win on Saturday
Defoe was seen being comforted by a female after appearing shaken following the incident
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: ‘Police were called to reports of a three-car road traffic collision along Balshagray Avenue at 6.05pm.
‘Officers remain on the scene. There are no injuries.’
The striker emerged unscathed from the incident but appeared shaken when spotted speaking to police at the scene of the accident.
He later posted a video message on his Instagram account to tell fans that he was ‘all good’.
He said: ‘Hi guys, just want to say thank you for all your lovely messages, I know you must have been so worried!
‘But I’m fine, I’m all good. I’m just going to go home and rest up.
‘I’m just in a little bit of shock but I’m all good. Thanks you for all your messages again.’
He later posted a video message on his Instagram account to tell fans that he was ‘all good’
Defoe’s Range Rover sustained heavy damage, along with the other two cars involved, which brought traffic to a standstill.
The 36-year-old was seen being comforted by a female, who is believed to have been a passenger in Defoe’s vehicle.
An eyewitness told the Scottish Sun: ‘Defoe and a lady – who looked like she was his girlfriend – were in the Range Rover.
‘The BMW M4 sports car was travelling south. It appeared somehow to go through the central reservation and clipped Defoe’s car.
Defoe spoke to police officers who were called to the scene near Glasgow’s Clyde Tunnel
Two other vehicles sustained heavy damage during the crash which brought traffic to a halt
‘It was absolutely shocking to see. A really awful smash. I thought, ‘oh no – someone is bound to be badly hurt here’.
He added: ‘Defoe seemed ok. He was a bit dazed looking. There was no blood. He seemed a lot more concerned for the woman he was with.
‘She seemed hurt. She was complaining because both airbags in Defoe’s car had gone off. She was complaining of a sore hip too which might have been from the seatbelt pre-tensioners.
‘He was a real gent though and only concerned for others around him.
‘The area was soon swarming with police and ambulance types.
‘But, looking at it, it’s a miracle everyone walked away unharmed to be honest.’
Defoe was travelling from Ibrox after scoring in Rangers’ 5-0 victory against Aberdeen
Rangers were also quick to release a statement after being made aware of the crash. A spokesman said: ‘There was a collision earlier this evening involving Jermain Defoe and we are happy and relieved to say that no one was seriously injured.’
Defoe had earlier come off the bench to score in Rangers’ 5-0 win over Aberdeen as he continued his fine start to the season.
The former England striker has scored nine goals in 13 games for the Gers having joined the club on a season-long loan move from Bournemouth.