Aaron re­calls car crash drama

Accrington Observer - - MOTORS -

SHELDAN KEAY

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.

Ac­cring­ton Stan­ley FC

Stan­ley goal­keeper Aaron Chap­man

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