Parents have said it was “pure luck” no one was killed after the Premier League defender’s £200,000 car veered off the rough and ploughed through a nursery fence
Aston Villa star Kortney Hause’s car ploughed through a nursery fence just minutes before children were set to leave at home time.
The Premier League ace’s £200,000 4-litre Urus V8 Lamborghini swerved off the road and crashed through the metal gates surrounding the school.
It is reported Hause was en route to Villa Park for his side’s 2-1 defeat to Manchester City, though it is not clear if he was the driver. The 26-year-old was named on the bench by Steven Gerrard and didn’t make it on.
Parents of nursery goers have said it was “pure luck” that no one was harmed, even killed, in the horrific incident.
According to The Sun, Hause was shocked and dazed by the crash that saw the car’s airbags set off upon impact.
One father, Sabbir Ahmed, 43, said: “My daughter and hordes of children stand on the corner in front of the gates before and after school.
“It was a staggering slice of luck that no one was killed.
“The black Lamborghini lost control in wet conditions. Everyone is shaking at what could have happened. When I saw the wreckage I thought there must be bodies.
“At another time of day, anyone could have been killed.”
Nursery pupils were due to leave for home time just 25 minutes later.
Police were called to the scene but a spokesperson gave few details apart from stating it was a “damage-only collision”.
Aston Villa has been contacted for comment on the incident. It has not been confirmed who was driving the car at the time of the accident.
It’s not the first time Hause has had car troubles.
Earlier this year, the centre-back was stopped for speeding on the way to meeting Prince William at Aston Villa’s new training ground.
Hause recalled how he pleaded with officers to let him go in order to meeting the future King of England.
“You’ve got to let me go, I’m meeting the Duke of Cambridge,” Hause begged to officers.
He actually told the story to Prince William, who replied: “I love it. I won’t ask you how fast you were going.”
Hause still made his way to Villa Park but failed to play a single minute in the 2-1 defeat.
A rare strike from Ruben Dias and a stunner from Bernardo Silva sealed the victory for Pep Guardiola’s side, despite Ollie Watkins bagging one just after half-time.
It’s Gerrard’s first defeat in the role since taking charge, but he was still pleased with his side’s display.
“The performance second half was really good. It maybe deserved that we take something from the game,” he said.
“We lacked a bit of belief at the start of the first half. That is a combination of them having top players and manager. We got a foothold and then conceded. The second goal we could have stopped the game higher up the pitch. The reaction I got, I can’t ask for more. I think the fans appreciated that. We have come so close to getting something from the game.
“We are playing against a team that have just been to the European Cup final, have world-class players and possibly the best manager in the world. We appreciate what we are up against. But to take them to the end that is a real positive. I can’t ask for more effort.”.