Wakefield Trinity RL players hurt in road accident

Three Wakefield Trinity Wildcats players were detained in hospital overnight following a road accident on Friday.

Saturday, 27th August 2016, 11:11 am
Updated Saturday, 27th August 2016, 12:41 pm
Wakefield Trinity Wildcats squad 2016. Danny Kirmond. 13th January 2016. Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe.

The accident happened in the Heath Common area, which is close to Trinity’s Belle Vue ground.

Wakefield have no game this weekend, but visit Castleford Tigers on Friday, September 2.

A club statement said: “The Club are aware of a road traffic accident that occurred at approximately 4pm in the Heath Common area yesterday.

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“Three players, Chris Annakin, Danny Kirmond, and Richard Owen were involved in the accident, and all remained overnight in hospital with various injuries, although none are life threatening.

“Police and Ambulance staff attended the scene, and the Club are liaising with them to ascertain exactly what occurred. We hope everyone will wish the players a speedy recovery and respect their privacy at this time.

“There will be further information released as and when appropriate.”