Terry injures club official in car accident

LONDON:Chelsea captain John Terry accidentally struck a club security official with his car after the Champions League defeat to Inter Milan, the Premier League side revealed on Wednesday.

The staff member sustained a leg injury in the incident, which happened as Terry was leaving his side's Stamford Bridge stadium after Tuesday's match.

The 29-year-old centre-back was reportedly not aware of what had happened at the time but later spoke to police about it and also made contact with the member of staff involved.

"We can confirm there was an unfortunate accident as John Terry left Stamford Bridge last night," said a Chelsea spokesman on Wednesday.

"When driving out of the stadium at approximately one to two miles-per-hour in a queue of traffic exiting the ground, his car was surrounded by photographers and fans.

"In the melee that ensued a member of Chelsea's security staff was knocked to the ground, making contact with the car. He suffered a badly bruised leg.

"John was aware at the time that there was a lot of contact with his car during the incident, but not that anyone was injured as a result.

"Upon hearing of the injury, John spoke to the police. He has also been in contact with the staff member to check on his welfare."

The Metropolitan police confirmed reports about the incident but said the victim had suffered a broken leg.

"Police were called at 2313 on Tuesday, March 16 to Stamford Bridge, Fulham Road, SW6 to reports of a collision between a car and a pedestrian," said a police spokesperson.

"A 35-year-old man suffering a broken leg was taken by ambulance to a west London hospital where he is in a stable condition.

"The 4x4 car did not stop at the scene. Enquiries into the incident continue."

Chelsea's 1-0 defeat to Inter eliminated them from this season's Champions League.