West Ham United striker Diafra Sakho survived an auto crash on Monday night but had his £200,000 Lamborghini Huracan “written off” after crashing into a mansion wall in east London according to reports.
The incident, which happened in the Emerson Park/Hornchuch area close to Sakho’s home, saw the Senegalese collide with an oncoming Mini Cooper and career into a wall at about 9pm.
Sakho later posted on Snapchat and Twitter that he was unhurt: “sorry for the scare guys, im ok, thank God #life” and later “Thank you for the messages. Was involved in a small car accident this evening. Thankfully no one was hurt.”
According to the Evening Standard, the owner of the £1million home into which Sakho crashed said the striker was “apologetic”.
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“We were inside and heard a massive thud… the whole house shook.
“My daughter recognised it was Sakho straight away. He was apologetic and said it was his fault. He just apologized really. He wasn’t hurt. He got out of the car and was okay but the car was embedded in the wall. The chap who came to pick it up later said it was a write-off.
“The girl driving the other car was very shaken up, she was very lucky.”
The car was removed from the scene within a couple of hours, although the wall remains damaged.