Ronnie O’Sullivan unhurt after car crash
The snooker player was travelling home with his six year old son after the World Championship final defeat to Mark Selby
Ronnie O’Sullivan who escaped unscathed from a car crash as he travelled home from defeat in the world championships final. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire
Snooker ace Ronnie O’Sullivan escaped unscathed from a car crash as he travelled home from defeat in the Dafabet World Championship final.
The five-times world champion and his six-year-old son, Ronnie Jnr, were travelling in a two-seater Audi R8 sports car when it spun out of control on the M1 near Leicester at around 1.30am.
Neither suffered serious injuries but they were understood to have been left “shaken” after pulling themselves out of the wreckage.
A police spokeswoman said: “We would not identify those involved in a road traffic collision but we did have a crash on the M1 southbound at about 1.30 in the morning. There was an adult and a child in that vehicle.”
The car reportedly hit a pool of standing water before smashing into the central reservation as O’Sullivan and his son travelled home to Chigwell in Essex.
Weather conditions are thought to have been poor as they drove near Selby’s hometown of Leicester but a source told the Daily Mirror newspaper that speed was not a factor in the accident.