Southampton star under police investigation after road accident with cyclist

Southampton star under police investigation after road accident with cyclist

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Charlie Austin has come under police investigation after he was involved in a car accident with a cyclist.

An unnamed man was left in critical condition, after the Southampton striker claim he rode in front of his car in October of last year.

The 27-year-old is reported to have been fully cooperative with the police, however, and has been a regular visitor of the cyclist in hospital as he recovers.

“In late October 2016, I was driving in the city centre of Southampton and had stopped at traffic lights at a junction,” Austin said.

“I moved forward when the lights turned green and it was at that point that a cyclist unexpectedly came across my path and a collision occurred.

“Following a police investigation of the accident, I provided a statement to the Hampshire Constabulary in early 2017 to give them my version of events.”

The local police department refrained from commenting on the matter.

Austin has registered six goals so far for the Saints in 2016-17.

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