Ronaldo faces claim over Manchester tunnel car crash

20 February 2009 08:48
The Portuguese winger walked away uninjured after he wrote off his sports car in the collision.

His vehicle bounced off the walls of the tunnel on the A538 near the airport which takes traffic under the runways between Wilmslow and Hale.

His £200,000 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano Spider then struck a metal handrail which guarded an emergency exit door and came to a halt when one of the wheels came off.

It is understood Ronaldo faces a £20,000 bill to pay for repairs to damaged brickwork, buckled railings and the smashed exit door.

A Manchester Airport spokesman said: 'Part of the airport's infrastructure was damaged in a road traffic accident and as is normal practice our insurers are talking to the other party's insurance company.'

Ronaldo, 23, was driving to Manchester United's training ground near Sale when the collision took place on January 8 at about 10.20am.

Team-mate Edwin van der Sar was travelling behind at the time of the crash and later gave him a lift to training.

Greater Manchester Police continue to investigate the incident.

Source: Telegraph