Lazio talisman Ciro Immobile gave his version of the events surrounding his recent car crash to police in Rome.
The 33-year-old Biancocelesti striker suffered a fractured rib and a slight spine injury after his car crashed into a tram in the streets of the Italian capital earlier this month, an incident that could’ve been far worse.
Incredibly, Immobile managed to feature for Lazio in their next game after the incident, playing 36 minutes of the 1-0 loss to Torino last weekend, a sign of his grit and determination.
As detailed by Corriere della Sera (via LazioNews24), Immobile visited the Prati police station with his lawyer yesterday to give his account of the incident, explaining that he “went through a green light, if I had been distracted, I could not have swerved and braked immediately.”
The tram driver immediately responded that he also “went through the green light, no infraction, it was Immobile who was running it.”
Now, investigators will look at CCTV footage, hear from the tram passengers and wait for the expert’s report on the vehicles and their damage.
Whilst no criminal charges will be filed, civil compensation for the 12 injured parties is at stake, including Immobile’s daughters.