Just a day after Chile and Mexico produced a nail-biting 6-goal thriller, Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal has been rushed to the hospital following a car crash.
The incident occurred on Tuesday night in the fringes of capital city, Santiago when Vidal was driving back home from a casino in his red Ferrari with his wife Maria Teresa Matus.
— Red de Emergencia (@reddeemergencia) June 17, 2015
According to a report by MailOnline, after the incident, Vidal and his wife were rushed to Buin hospital, located in south of Santiago. The footballer was treated for a minor bruise on his neck while his wife’s elbow was injured. Reports have said that the 28-year-old Chilean was driving under the influence of alcohol as he crashed his 230,000 pounds car.
He was arrested by Colonel Ricardo Gonzalez, Chilean national police and will be held until Wednesday morning (10.30 am local time) when he is set to face a local judge at a court. In the same report by MailOnline, Gonzalez said, “The driver of the red vehicle was under the influence of alcohol.” Before news surfaced about his arrest by the police, Vidal tweeted about the incident in Spanish.
Lamentablemente me vi involucrado en un accidente de tránsito. Por suerte estamos todos bien y tranquilos. Gracias x la preocupación! — Arturo Vidal (@kingarturo23) June 17, 2015
It read: “Unfortunately I was involved in a traffic accident. Luckily we are all well and calm. Thanks for worrying.”
Furthermore, he thanked his fans in a video for supporting him and his family. It said: “Hello. Today I was in a traffic accident. It wasn’t my fault, I am well, my family are well, and thanks for everything.”
Estoy bien, saludos a todos y gracias por su preocupacion! http://t.co/MyI3z8vHU7
— Arturo Vidal (@kingarturo23) June 17, 2015
The report has added that soccer star’s car crashed after suffering a collision with three vehicles.
Vidal has proved to be an asset for Chile – the hosts of 2015 Copa America. He is in an incredible form, scoring twice in Chile’s last match against Mexico where the hosts drew 3-3 against the visitors. He is also the top goal scorer of the tournament, currently.
Chile is set to face Bolivia in the final match of Group stages on Friday as the hosts are certain to move to the next phase of the Copa America.