Lance ‘Buddy’ Franklin escapes injury in car accident – Herald Sun

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Hawthorn forward Lance ‘Buddy’ Franklin is involved in a car accident. Source: Herald Sun

HAWTHORN superstar Lance “Buddy” Franklin has been involved in a car accident just weeks after he lost his licence for speeding.

The 25-year-old goalkicker was said to be shaken but unhurt after the incident on Yarra Blvd in Burnley just before 6pm.

The other driver, a 37-year old woman, needed treatment for an arm injury before being taken to the Alfred Hospital.

Franklin was behind the wheel when the accident happened, but his licence suspension – after being caught driving at 90km/h in a 50km/h zone – is not due to start until later this month.

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The Hawthorn Football Club last night released a statement confirming the incident.

“Lance Franklin has informed the Club he was involved in a vehicle accident in the early evening on Monday,” it said.

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“Lance was shaken but has not sustained injury in the accident, while the driver of the other vehicle has been treated for an arm injury.”

Hawthorn media manager Leah Mirabella said the club was not considering disciplinary action at this stage.

Franklin lost his licence for six months and was whacked with a $ 599 infringement and six demerit points when he was caught speeding in Brighton, describing himself as a “”bloody idiot” on Twitter after the incident.

Franklin has been sidelined with a hamstring injury since Round 15.

He remains in doubt for the Hawks clash against Port Adelaide on Sunday in Launceston.

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