West Ham star Manuel Lanzini smiles and gives a thumbs up after SURVIVING dramatic car crash on A12 involving a £70,000 Mercedes – as he thanks everyone for their well wishes after he miraculously walking away from the ‘very big’ accident unhurt
- Manuel Lanzini was involved in a dramatic car crash on Wednesday afternoon
- West Ham star was in a chauffeur-driven V-Class Mercedes when it lost control
- The 29-year-old however emerged from the accident unhurt but was assessed
- Lanzini took to Instagram on Thursday night to confirm he is fine and unhurt
- The midfielder thanked everyone for their messages and gave a thumbs up
West Ham star Manuel Lanzini has thanked everyone for their well wishes after he miraculously walked away unhurt from a ‘very big’ car crash on the A12.
The 29-year-old midfielder was being driven by a chauffeur in a £70,000 Mercedes people carrier when it lost control on Wednesday afternoon after 2:30pm.
The vehicle – a V-Class Mercedes with a West Ham number plate – landed on its side leaving many onlookers fearing for the worst.
But a club spokesperson confirmed to Sportsmail that the Argentina international then emerged from the crash unhurt as firefighters and police raced to the scene, and confirmed Lanzini did not sustain any injuries.
And the midfielder took to Instagram late last night to confirm that he is well and healthy, smiling for a selfie while giving a thumbs up.
He wrote on his page: ‘Hello people, I wanted to thank everyone for the messages of support and affection on this day, they did me a lot of good since it was a very big scare, but thank God, as far as the accident was, everything went well. Thank you very much. I want to thank you for all the messages you sent me of love and support.’
Footage from a vehicle on the other side of the A12 to where the incident took place briefly shows the overturned Mercedes with two fire engines already on the scene.
Lanzini was checked for any injuries at the scene of the accident and again at his original destination, West Ham’s Rush Green complex in east London, where he was due for training.
Manuel Lanzini smiles and gives a thumbs up as he confirms he is well and healthy after walking away from a dramatic car crash unscathed
The West Ham star confirmed it was a ‘very big’ accident but able to walk away from it unhurt
Footage briefly shows the overturned Mercedes with two fire engines already on the scene
The crash involving the 29-year-old Argentine took place on the A12 on Wednesday afternoon
The player was being driven back to the training ground after returning to the UK after being called up to the Argentina squad for World Cup qualifiers against Venezuela and Ecuador.
Lanzini – who did not feature for his country in their latest round of international fixtures – was not rushed to hospital despite claims he was hospitalised.
The Hammers star is therefore expected to be available to David Moyes ahead of Sunday’s Premier League clash against Everton.
The club are also preparing for their all-important Europa League clash quarter-final first-leg against Lyon next week, a game which Lanzini will miss through suspension.
Lanzini walked away unhurt from the accident but was assessed at the club’s training ground
Lanzini’s partner Jennifer Reina gave birth to his second child earlier this year in January
Lanzini – who joined West Ham on loan from Al Jazira Club in 2015-16 before making the move permanent – has made 193 appearances for the east London side, scoring 28 goals.
He has also played for his country five times, with his last appearance for the Albicelestes coming in 2019.
His only goal for Argentina came in a 2-0 win in a friendly against Italy at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium in March 2018.