A number of Gillingham players were involved in a car crash with a luxury BMW smashed into a residental garden wall earlier this week.
A video has come to light showing the aftermath of the incident with the vehicle severely damaged as it sits on the tarmac in front of a driveway with debris all across the road.
The car is said to have been involved in a heavy collision with a wall that took the full force of it with bricks scattered about.
Another car, a=said to be a black Lexus SUV parked on the driveway, is seen with part of the wall sitting across its roof while the BMW is parked up in front.
The car was soon lifted onto a truck and taken away while players were looked over and questioned.
Multiple Gillingham FC players injured in car crash this evening…🤕🙏 pic.twitter.com/NeaHWWTQtj
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Airbags of the vehicle were deployed with the police quickly turning up at the scene and the players in their training kit standing in shock on a local road in Kent nearby a school.
Gillingham players believed to be involved in the crash were the likes of former Wales international Jonny Williams, Cheye Alexande, Timothee Dieng, Macauley Bonne and George Lapsie.
As per KentOnline, a resident said they were working from home when he heard a “loud screech of tyres and a loud bang”.
He said: “It looked like everyone was okay because there were no ambulances.
“The players got picked up by colleagues in other cars and then the driver [of the BMW] waited.
“Police were there waiting for recovery, but it looks like the car has been recovered now.
“It looks like it’s caused a lot of damage. The neighbours are shocked. The guy who lived there was opening his curtains as it happened so he saw it.
“This road has a school on it. It’s lucky it’s school holiday time or people could have been hurt.”
The owner of the house where the wall was destroyed did not wish to speak at length, only saying the driver “is a nice bloke, it was an accident”.
A police spokesman said: “Kent Police was called at 10.51am to a collision involving three cars.
“Officers attended the scene where no injuries were reported and arrangements were made to recover one of the vehicles.”
The club’s head of media and communications, Phill Catterick, declined to comment – saying it was “not a club matter”.
Gills are getting set to play host to Colchester in League Two on Saturday afternoon.
The home side are current top of the table with four wins from four, giving them 12 points, three clear of second place MK Dons, four clear of AFC Wimbledon and five clear of the playoffs.
Colchester sit bottom of the standings, with 0 points having lost all three games. Doncaster are 23rd with one point from four matches, Forest Green are in 22nd position with three points from four games.
Social media users reacted with Gillingham players involved in a car crash with a BMW smashed into a garden wall…
@Zohar_Returns: Blimey 😮
@LosLobosPaul: That’s not good. Hopefully everyone is OK 🤞
Halley Procter: Clearly travelling at speed the way that wall smashed.
@aligills10: How the fuck can you damage a wall that much, literally a straight line down that road ffs
Duncan Grant: Their best chance of getting 3 points midweek
Julie Gibson: Hope everyone is ok
Stuart Tweedale: A wall is the only thing they can hit with some accuracy
Georgina Moore: Oh no hope everything is ok
Malcolm Mitchell: How fast was he going hes completely spun the car round
Dean CP: Clearly misunderstood the gaffer when he demanded they get 3 points..
Hërmann Ocampo: How on that small narrow road happens such a complicated crash?
Jackie Osborn: Well I know I’ve had a car crash let me grab my football boots before I get out !!! Priorities !!
David Wood: Wow not one of them is rolling around on the floor holding there leg
Paul Barton: Took the corner too early.
Ross Grant: Let’s hope we’re as accurate today as they were going into that tiny wall on that massive road!!
Zara Martin-Allberry: How….just how?
Darren McGuinness: Can’t park that there mate
Lewis Keene: Top of the league gone to theirs heads 🤣
Michael O’shea: Another 3 points secured….UTG 🤣🤣🤣
Katy Munn: Should see how they drive down sunnymead towards the football stadium, all racing eachother…