Messi might have single-handedly eliminated Manchester United from the quarter-final stage of the Champions League but he achieves this feat shortly over a week after his dad survived a car crash that left a 24-year-old unconscious. Below are 10 things we thought you should know about the crash:
1. Messi’s Father Was Involved
Messi’s father, Jorge Messi was reportedly left unconscious after the collision with Messi’s father’s BMW in Rosario, Argentina
2. He Was Driving a BMW
Messi’s father was driving a BMW when the accident occurred
3. The Crash Happened in Argentina
We know Lionel Messi lives in Spain but his father was in Rosario in Argentina was the car crash occurred.
4. No One Died
We should spell it out here that no life was lost in the accident.
5. The Accident Involved a Biker
The other person involved in the accident besides Messi’s father was a biker.
6. The Biker Was Rushed to the Hospital
Following the accident, the injured biker who was left unconscious after the collision was taken to the hospital in an ambulance
7. Messi Father Drove to a Police Station
After the biker was taken to the hospital, Messi’s father drove to a nearby police station so that his vehicle documents could be checked.
8. Messi’s Father Had His Breath Tested
Despite being the father of one of the greatest footballers of all time, Messi’s dad had his breath tested before he was allowed to leave the police station
9. The Biker’s Injuries Were Not Fatal
The biker might have been knocked unconscious after the collision but at the hospital, his injuries were categorised as ‘non-serious.’ This was made known after he was examined at the Clemente Alvarez Hospital A&E in Rosario.
10. The Accident Happened at Night
The car crash occurred at 8pm at the intersection of a street known as ‘Ayacucho’ with Regimente 11
The incident did not result in a legal action of any kind and was resolved peacefully. In case you didn’t know, Messi dad is currently 61 years old.