Suresh Raina escapes fatal car accident on his way to Kanpur


Etawah: Indian cricketer Suresh Raina had a narrow escape when one of the rear tyres of the Range Rover he was travelling in burst near Etawah early on Tuesday, Uttar Pradesh police said.

One of the rear tyres of the Range Rover SUV burst near Friend’s colony in Etawah. The consequences would have been disastrous if the car was travelling at higher speed, police said.

Raina was travelling from Ghaziabad to Kanpur where he would be playing a Duleep Trophy match as skipper of the India Blue team at the Green Park Stadium on Wednesday.

The cricketer’s vehicle did not have a spare tyre and he was stranded for some time until locals informed police and he was sent in another vehicle to Kanpur. The incident happened at 2am IST.

DSP Rajesh Kumar Singh said that Raina was at the wheel when the incident took place. There was no injury to Raina, the police confirmed.

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