Linford Christie in hospital after crash

Linford Christie taken to hospital after head-on crash which left three others seriously injured

By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 3:54 PM on 19th May 2010

Former Olympic sprint champion Linford Christie collapsed in the road in agony last night after his car smashed head-on into a taxi.

The former 100m champion’s Audi A8 and the Mercedes minicab collided on a country lane in Buckinghamshire just before midnight.

Mr Christie, 50, who won the 100m gold at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, was discharged this morning after treatment.

But police reported that three people who were in the cab are still in hospital ‘in a serious but stable condition’.

Two ambulances were called to the crash on the A413 between Chalfont St Peter and Chalfont St Giles.

The driver of the minicab, Naeem Akhtar, broke both arms, both legs, a foot and an ankle in the collision, while one of the two male passengers sustained a broken pelvis, nose and cheekbone.

Another male passenger also broke bones while a third passenger in the taxi, a woman, escaped unhurt.

The taxi, a Mercedes E220, was written off, while Christie’s car - with his personalised numberplate 100 RUN - was damaged at the front.

Police are still investigating the accident, but confirmed that both drivers passed breathalyser tests.

Hope all is well for all involved…Linford doesnt drink alcohol so I know that wouldn’t have been the case. The roads in that neck of the woods are very dangerous.

50!! Age 50… Gosh im feeling old now reading that :frowning:

Damn this was a bad few weeks… Hope he’s doing ok.