Richie Benaud stable after car crash

Published: Oct 25, 2013, 00:41 IST | PA Sport |

Richie Benaud, the commentator and former Australia captain, was recovering in hospital yesterday after being involved in a car crash.

The 83-year-old, who was driving home to the Sydney suburb of Coogee by himself when the accident occurred on Wednesday evening, suffered chest and shoulder injuries after a car crash.

Richie Benaud
Richie Benaud. Pic/AFP

A statement on the Facebook page of his employer Channel Nine said Benaud’s vehicle mounted a verge before crashing into a brick wall. Police attended the incident but no charges were laid.

“No one else was injured, and I was more worried about the car than myself,” Benaud said, referring to his prized 1963 Sunbeam Alpine.

Former spin bowler Benaud is one of the world’s most recognisable commentators having been involved in broadcasting for over 50 years. 

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