Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 30 July 2014

Rugby player Cipriani hit by bus

Danny Cipriani is in hospital after being hit by a bus while on a night out in Leeds

Former England rugby player Danny Cipriani is in hospital after being in collision with a bus in Leeds.

Cipriani's club Sale Sharks said he suffered concussion and is being X-rayed, following the accident on Wednesday night in Leeds.

Former England fly-half Cipriani, 25, was on a night out with his Sale team-mates when the accident happened, according to reports, but Sale have not released any further information about the incident.

Cipriani was hit by a First Bus vehicle. A spokesman for the company said: "A pedestrian suddenly ran into the road and collided with a First Bus travelling at a safe speed.

"The police have investigated this incident and have reported that First and its driver are not at fault. We understand the pedestrian is an England rugby international, and we wish him a speedy recovery."

Cipriani, who has previously played for Wasps and the Melbourne Rebels, is nearing the end of his first season with the Aviva Premiership club.

The Sharks, who were involved in a fight against relegation for much of this season, are now safe in English rugby 's top flight. They have one league game left this term, at home to Wasps on May 4.

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