Chelsea captain John Terry was breathalysed and questioned by
police after his car ran into a club steward, it emerged on Wednesday.
The 29-year-old hit the club official with his Range Rover as he
left Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night after his team's Champions League
defeat to Inter Milan.
Eyewitnesses said the steward, who police said suffered a broken
leg, was caught under a wheel as he cleared a scrum of photographers and
Terry, whose wife Toni was in the passenger seat, was said to be
moving at a slow walking pace.
The footballer was not aware of the accident until he was
telephoned at home in Oxshott, Surrey, the club said.
He was breathalysed by officers from Surrey Police several hours
later and was found to be within the legal alcohol limit.
The former England captain has since spoken to his injured
colleague by telephone to check on his welfare, Chelsea said.
Photographs from the scene show the steward, smartly dressed in a
dark woollen jacket, clutching his leg as paramedics attended to him.
A Chelsea spokesman said the steward only suffered a "badly
bruised leg" in the accident shortly after 11pm.
He said: "We can confirm there was an unfortunate accident as
John Terry left Stamford Bridge last night.
"When driving out of the stadium at approximately 1-2mph in a
queue of traffic exiting the ground, his car was surrounded by
photographers and fans.
"In the melee that ensued a member of Chelsea's security staff
was knocked to the ground, making contact with the car. He suffered a
badly bruised leg.
"John was aware at the time that there was a lot of contact with
his car during the incident, but not that anyone was injured as a
"Upon hearing of the injury, John spoke to the police. He has
also been in contact with the staff member to check on his welfare."
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "Police were called at
11.13pm to Stamford Bridge, Fulham Road, to reports of a collision
between a car and a pedestrian.
"A 35-year-old man suffering a broken leg was taken by ambulance
to a west London hospital where he is in a stable condition.
"The 4x4 car did not stop at the scene. Inquiries into the