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10th July 2002 21:04

Stags star in second crash
CHAD, 10 July 2002
STAGS footballer Liam Lawrence escaped injury when he was involved in a two-car smash on Mansfield's Bath Lane late on Monday afternoon.
It was the second car accident in five months for the Mansfield Town star and created rush hour tailbacks for motorists.
Two 16-year-old Stags YTS youth players were passengers in the Renault Clio, driven by Retford-born Lawrence, when it was in collision with a Rover 600, driven by a female from Mansfield.
The Clio ended upside down on its roof and one of the young players Gavinda Sangra had to be cut free before being taken to King's Mill Hospital.
He is currently being treated for a possible fractured shoulder and thigh bone and injuries around the pelvic area.
The other player, Peter Rayalls suffered only minor injuries to his hand and whiplash, while the female driver of the other car escaped unhurt.
Stags boss Stuart Watkiss told Chad yesterday: "Liam's just got a minor cut to his foot but he is very upset about everything.
"We are all just concerned about Gavinder now and concentrating on getting him on the road to recovery. It's too early to say exactly what injuries he has suffered and he is still being monitored. We have got to make sure he receives the best medical attention possible."
Bath Lane was closed to traffic until 7pm as firefighters and police dealt with the accident.
Midfield prospect Lawrence was ruled out of the rest of last season following a car crash on 17th February at Barnby Moor when the 20-year-old suffered a broken arm.


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