Aaron recalls car crash drama
STANLEY goalkeeper Aaron Chapman has reflected on the scary car accident he was involved in prior to last weekend’s home game against Notts County.
Chapman was all set to play for the Reds in the game, but on his way to the Wham Stadium he was in a car crash and was unable to play.
Thankfully, Chapman didn’t suffer any injuries in the crash and returned to the team for the game at Colchester on Saturday, but he admits it was a worrying time when the incident initially occurred.
“It was scary. I was in my car coming to the game and there was a lot of snow. My car skidded and hit a barrier. The next thing I know a lorry hit my doors. It was all so fast,” he told the club’s official website.
“The police couldn’t believe I had walked away from it with hardly a mark. They said they had been to a number of similar incidents that morning. Someone up there was looking after me and I live to fight another day.
“I had a CT scan and then went home and watched the results come in. I was told to watch out for signs of concussion but I managed to return to training.”
Accrington goalkeeper Jonny Maxted came into the starting line-up to replace Chapman on short notice in the game against Notts County, and Chapman has praised his teammates for his efforts.
He said: “Jonny was unbelievable. I was desperate to play and even tried to get a taxi to the game but I am pleased for Jonny and it shows the competition we have for places.”
Chapman joined Stanley on a permanent basis from Chesterfield back in 2016, having also had a loan spell at the club in 2014.
Stanley goalkeeper Aaron Chapman