West Ham star Antonio’s $27k insurance coverage invoice after Christmas Day automobile crash


West Ham United ahead Michail Antonio has mentioned he needed to get automobile insurance coverage by means of a specialist firm who charged him $27,000 (£20,000) following his Christmas Day crash in 2019.

Sources advised ESPN that Antonio crashed his Lamborghini right into a bin shed of a household residence dressed as a snowman. He was unharmed after the crash and a supply added no alcohol was concerned.

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However since then the incident has had an impact on his potential to get automobile insurance coverage.

“I used to be struggling to get insurance coverage this yr,” he mentioned. “No-one wished to insure me. I needed to go to a specialist insurance coverage firm, so my insurance coverage this yr is a insanity.

“I’ve bought a G63 now. They had been providing me £10,000 for an [Audi] A333 to insure, or get a G63 and pay double the value however get to drive a G63 as a substitute of an A3.

“I would fairly pay £20,000 and drive a G63 fairly than pay £10,000 and drive an A3.”

Antonio, who has scored in every of West Ham’s final two video games, additionally spoke intimately in regards to the incident on Dec. 25, 2019.

“It was Christmas Day,” he mentioned. “Nonetheless to this present day it has damage me. I miss that automobile. Principally, I used to be driving nevertheless it was a slippery street.

“Within the automobile it corners properly and holds the street, so I used to be going 30-35mph on a 30mph street. Because it holds corners I believe I needn’t break, I am simply going to go not far away like I do on a regular basis.

“However as I’m going not far away, it skids. In order it skids, I s— myself and I slam on the brakes — the worst factor you can do on ice as you simply pace up whenever you’re meant to only go along with it form of factor.

“So I slam on the brakes, skid and go up on the curb — however I do not actually bear in mind it, every part simply occurred so quick.

“Then smoke comes out of the entrance of the automobile, and the engine is within the again so I am considering ‘the automobile is gonna blow up,’ regardless that it is simply the airbags.

“So I am having to leap out of the passenger aspect of the tiny automobile. It is a insanity. And the factor is, I used to be in a snowman costume as effectively. I do not get why I did not take it off in there, type it out.”



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