Michael Schumacher has allegedly been involved in a road traffic accident in Kent, England. The ex-Ferrari ace was driving a white Fiat Ducato van, and whilst overtaking a slower car driven by an elderly woman, he clipped pedestrian Martin Kingham. Kingham was not seriously hurt in the accident, despite Schumacher s van suffering a smashed wing mirror.
In an interview with British newspaper the Mirror, Kingham claims Schumacher was angry about the accident and failed to apologise.
“I was putting the security bars up outside the garage before going home. I have to stand on the edge of the road and keep an eye on traffic,” Kingham explained.
“Out of nowhere I heard a bang from behind me. It spun me round and I was thrown forward on to my face, hitting the bonnet of a parked van. Then I saw a big blue van go by and realised they’d hit me. I thought I recognised the driver, but my head was spinning.”
“He was screaming, ‘What the f*****g hell were you doing in the road?’ He seemed cross, as if I was in the wrong. I called the police.”
“The officers asked me to wait in my office while they spoke to him. An officer came in and said ‘This guy’s claiming to be Michael Schumacher’. Then another told us she’d seen his ID and it was him.”
“He still didn’t apologise. The police realised I wasn’t too injured and told us to swap addresses, then he just got back in the van and drove off without even looking at me. He was arrogant.”
“The way I landed was lucky. My leg was aching, but I didn’t mention it to the police. The next day a big bruise came up below my knee.”
Schumacher s agent, Sabine Kehme confirmed, “There was a collision but nobody was injured. Michael cooperated with police. There is nothing else we wish to say.”