Carlisle ‘seriously injured’


Published: Monday 22nd December 2014 by The News Editor

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The world of football has pledged its support and best wishes to former Premier League player and Professional Footballers’ Association chairman Clarke Carlisle following reports he has been seriously injured in a collision with a lorry.

North Yorkshire Police said a 35-year-old man was airlifted to hospital after a serious incident involving a lorry and a pedestrian on the A64, near York, on Monday morning.

The force would not confirm the injured man’s identity, but on Monday night social media was full of messages from well-wishers hoping Carlisle, 35, makes a quick recovery.

The Football Association tweeted: “The thoughts & prayers of all at The FA are with Clarke Carlisle & his family at this sad time.”

Anti-racism organisation Kick It Out, for which Carlisle is an ambassador, posted: “The thoughts and prayers of everyone at Kick It Out are with Clarke Carlisle and his family. Stay strong our dear friend – keep on fighting.”

One of his former clubs, Burnley, said: “The thoughts of all at Burnley Football Club are with Clarke Carlisle and his family.”

Police have appealed for witnesses to the collision on the A64 near the village of Bishopthorpe, at 7.30am on Monday.

A spokeswoman said: “The collision involved a male pedestrian and a lorry.

“The injured man has been airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary with serious injuries.

“The road was closed to allow the air ambulance to land and to allow collision investigators to examine the scene.”

Part of the road was closed for a number of hours while investigations took place.

Published: Monday 22nd December 2014 by The News Editor

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