Fear for fitness of Olympian after crash

Sprinter Nigel Levine hit by car

Hayes & Harlington Gazette - - NEWS -

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

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