West Ham star unhurt after car crash

PUBLISHED: 13:23 19 January 2016 | UPDATED: 13:23 19 January 2016

Diafra Sakho, right, was unhurt in the collision (pic: John Walton/Empics)

Diafra Sakho, right, was unhurt in the collision (pic: John Walton/Empics)


West Ham striker Diafra Sakho crashed his new Lamborghini into the wall of a £1million house last night.

The 27-year-old collided his top-range sports car estimated at £200,000 into another car before spinning-off and hitting the wall of a luxury home a junction in Emerson Park.

Both drivers were unhurt but the house’s brick wall was demolished.

Mr Sakho posted a picture of himself that night on social media and said: “Sorry for the scare guys, I’m ok, thank God #life”.

He later tweeted: “Thank you for the messages. Was involved in a small car accident this evening. Thankfully no one was hurt.”

The Senegalese has been unable to play for the Hammers since November because of a thigh injury but is expected to return next month.

Last week, Mr Sakho, who signed in August 2014 from French club FC Metz, had posted a picture of his new sports car.

A Met Police spokesman said: “There was a collision of two cars in Ernest Road at with the junction of Nelmes Road at about 10.25pm.

“This was a damage only collision, police attendance was not required. There were no injuries and no arrests.”

West Ham spokesman said: “This is a private matter and it is his own insurance and vehicle.”

He added the club will not make any further comment.

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