This article was published on July 10th, 2012
Top British hockey star, Anne Panter has walked away from a car accident unscathed, just four weeks ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
The 28-year-old player lost control of her vehicle when a tyre blew.
Panter was driving home from training at the time.
“I went off the road into the trees, hit the trees and flipped two or three times before landing back out on the inside lane,” she told BBC sport.
“I was fine. I was fairly shaken up, but I had no injuries. Lucky doesn’t even describe it, really.”
This is the second time that the hockey player has been involved in a serious car accident. The first was back in 2003 which prevented her from playing hockey for two years.
“Back in 2003 I had a serious car accident on the M4, an eight-car pile-up,” she recalled.
“I went into the back of the car in front and then a car came into the back of me, which pushed me under the car in front, so its wheels were on my roof. I was really lucky but I badly injured my ankle and was out for about 18 months.
“After that, in training, someone hooked their stick around my ankle. I ruptured a ligament and that was the onset of a lot of ongoing knee injuries until the beginning of 2011, when I started playing again.”
Panter told press that she suffered minor whiplash in the accident, but nothing that will effect her game.
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