Anglo-Nigerian star Angelo Ogbonna has spoken about his recovery miracle after he cheated death seven years ago.
Ogbonna makes the revelation on the heels of last weekend’s tragic death of all four members of British indie band Viola Beach and their manager brought back harrowing memories for the West Ham defender.
Seven years ago in a very similar incident to the one in Sweden, Ogbonna had a near-death experience when he lost control of his car in the suburbs of Turin and flew off a bridge into a stream. Fog was to blame for the accident.
The Italian international who headed the last-minute winner against Liverpool in the fourth round of the FA Cup to get the Hammers into the fifth round where they defeated Blackburn Rovers to secure a quarter finals ticket was just 20 and it was the morning after he had starred in a 1-0 win for Torino over Napoli.
“I’m just lucky to be here alive and playing football. It was sad to hear what happened to Viola Beach. Unlike them, I was very lucky.
“It was sad to hear what happened to Viola Beach. Unlike them, I was very lucky.” Ogbonna told SunSport
Firefighters and police pulled him from the wreckage and he was rushed to hospital. He suffered injuries to his chest with emergency services saying it was a miracle he survived.