The Liverpool defender collided with a car on which a power pole had fallen due to the storm hitting the United Kingdom.
Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold was involved in a road accident following Storm Babet which hit the UK. An electric pole uprooted by strong winds fell onto the road where the Englishman was traveling, narrowly missing his vehicle.
Winds reached more than 110 kilometers per hour. Fortunately, Alexander-Arnold managed to brake and avoid a collision with a BMW. Both vehicles sustained significant damage, but the drivers escaped unhurt.
A witness said the wind was so strong that it suddenly toppled the pole, and he described the incident as very frightening. The accident could have had fatal consequences if it had occurred a few seconds earlier. The electricity was also temporarily cut off.
The accident occurred Friday morning, but there were no injuries. Alexander-Arnold visited Liverpool’s training center to prepare for a match against Everton which was due to be played the following day.
Storm Babet caused the death of three people and numerous damages, flooding, school closures, unusable roads and railways, as well as accidents. However, the alert is expected to dissipate this weekend.
This article is originally published on onvoitout.fr