Man Charged After Footballer Amputee Crash

10 July 2016, 10:26 | Updated: 11 July 2016, 11:04

A man's been charged over a crash in Newmarket that left two footballers with such serious leg injuries, one of the players, has had both his legs amputated.

Jan Adamec from Shetland Road in Haverhill has been charged with two counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving on the 1st of July at around 1055pm

The crash between 3 cars left Newmarket Town FC player Shaun Whiter with such catastrophic injuries, he's had to have both his legs amputated.

Shaun had stopped his car to go to the assistance of fellow footballer Joey Abbs (Soham Town FC) after his car had broken down, moments later their two vehicles were struck by a third car.

The collision happened in Dullingham Road and involved a Ford Focus, a Vauxhall Astra and a BMW 320.

Mr Adamec, 40, is due before Cambridge magistrates tomorrow morning (Monday 11th July).

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From Ipswich Town FC:

An Ipswich Town X1 will play Newmarket Town on the 31st July in a benefit match for the two injured players.

Shaun Whiter has had both his legs amputated and remains seriously ill in Addenbrooke’s Hospital, while his Newmarket team-mate, Joey Abbs sustained serious injuries to his right leg after the pair were hit by a car last Friday as they repaired a puncture roadside.

An appeal to raise £120,000 has been launched to help Shaun walk down the aisle to marry his girlfriend Charlotte next summer, with local clubs showing their support for both players.

A Town X1, featuring ex-players, will play Newmarket at their Cricket Field Road ground on Sunday, July 31. Kick-off is 3pm.

Nearly £48,000 has been raised online for Shaun, see the page here: