Solano escapes from high-speed car crash

May 17, 2006

Newcastle winger Nolberto Solano has escaped unscathed from a car accident in his native Peru, according to reports in South America.

The Peru international apparently lost control of his car at speed on Sunday, hitting the pavement and then a tree which overturned the vehicle before it burst into flames.

Solano, on holiday in Lima, underwent tests in hospital but suffered only a minor injury to his forehead.

'Thank God I'm fine,' he said.

'It was because of driving fast. I hit the pavement and lost control of the car.

'I think I've felt the time-changing between England and Peru.'