Three Yorkshire sportsmen hurt in road crash

Three Wakefield rugby league players were detained overnight in hospital after being involved in a road traffic accident, the club have announced.

Saturday, 27th August 2016, 10:05 am
Updated Saturday, 27th August 2016, 11:16 am
Road crash

Captain Danny Kirmond, Chris Annakin and Richard Owen sustained injuries in the crash, which occurred on the outskirts of Wakefield on Friday afternoon but are not life-threatening.

A statement issued by Wakefield chairman Michael Carter said: "The club are aware of a road traffic accident that occurred at approximately 4pm in the Heath Common area yesterday.

"Three players, Chris Annakin, Danny Kirmond, and Richard Owen, were involved in the accident and all remained overnight in hospital with various injuries, although none are life threatening.

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"Police and ambulance staff attended the scene and the club are liaising with them to ascertain exactly what occurred. We hope everyone will wish the players a speedy recovery and respect their privacy at this time.

"There will be further information released as and when appropriate."

Wakefield have no fixture this weekend because of the Challenge Cup final and are next in action at Castleford next Friday.