Fear for fitness of Olympian after crash
Sprinter Nigel Levine hit by car
BRITISH sprinters James Ellington and Nigel Levine, from Uxbridge, are in hospital in Tenerife after the pair were involved in a road accident last week.
Their injuries are not life-threatening but there are fears about their ability to compete again at the highest level, with Ellington already needing surgery on a broken leg.
The two are understood to have been on motorbikes when they were hit by a car coming at them around a bend on the wrong side of the road on Tuesday January 17.
A British Athletics spokesman said last week: “Regretfully we can confirm that James Ellington and Nigel Levine have sustained injuries following a road accident in Tenerife on Tuesday evening.
“Both athletes are receiving medical treatment and are conscious and stable.
“British Athletics medical staff are with the athletes and liaising with hospital staff over their treatment.
“We are in communication with their family members in the UK and will be keeping them informed of the situation.”
TOP ATHLETE: Sprinter Nigel Levine, from Uxbridge, was injured in a crash in Tenerife