Grandmother in crash with Manchester United star Marcus Rashford had no idea who he was
The England striker was involved in the crash with the grandmother yesterday (Picture: Getty)
A grandmother was on her way home from babysitting when she was involved in a car crash with Marcus Rashford, it has been revealed.
The 74-year-old had been looking after her granddaughter when she escaped without injury in the incident with the England striker.
The 25-year-old Manchester United star’s £700,000 Rolls Royce was wrecked in the collision.
According to The Sun, the woman was ‘very shaken’ but unhurt following the incident near United’s training complex at around midnight on Saturday.
Rashford’s Rolls-Royce knocked down a traffic light camera post in the crash.
He had just left United’s training ground in Carrington on his way home from his side’s 1-0 Premier League win at Burnley.
A source told The Sun: ‘Both drivers were badly shaken.
‘Marcus immediately checked to see if the woman was okay and swapped details.’
Maintenance engineer Peter Laycock, 36, caught the aftermath of the accident on his mobile phone after arriving at the scene at around 12.20am.
Peter said: ‘There were loads of police blocking the road asking cars to turn around because there was debris all over the road.
‘I could see guys in United clothes who must have come from the training ground. There were a lot of bystanders saying, ‘It’s ¬Marcus Rashford’s car’.’
Footage showed his car with pieces of the rear bumper ripped off and strewn on the side of the road as hazard lights flashed.
No arrests were made and police decided not to call an ambulance as the female driver said she did not want to go to hospital.
The accident happened in a 40mph zone on Carrington Spur near United’s Aon training complex — where players had returned by coach just before midnight.
Another source told The Sun: ‘The woman was on her way home from baby¬sitting her grand-daughter. She’s a cautious, careful driver and even more so when it’s raining — which it was.
‘The impact caused the airbags to go off. She was very, very shaken and confused. She’s not a football fan and didn’t have any idea who Marcus Rashford is.’
Club captain Bruno Fernandes soon arrived and checked on both his team-mate and the pensioner.
United’s club doctor checked over Rashford and offered medical aid to the gran of five.
Club officials paid for a taxi to take her 15 miles home.
Her three children were understood to be arranging a hospital check-up, while Rashford was excused from training.
In a post on Instagram that referred to United’s away win, the striker wrote: ‘3 points on the road! I’m alright guys thanks for the messages.’
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