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Leeds goalie Kristoffer Klaesson rushed to hospital after car crash in Norway



LEEDS UNITED star Kristoffer Klaesson was taken to hospital after a car crash in his home country of Norway.

The 23-year-old goalkeeper’s BMW M5 Cs collided with a roadblock barrier late on Wednesday night in Berger, Lillestrom.


Leeds star Kristoffer Klaesson crashed his BMW M5 late last night in NorwayCredit: Rex
The goalkeeper was taken by ambulance to hospital afterwards and could reportedly face charges


The goalkeeper was taken by ambulance to hospital afterwards and could reportedly face chargesCredit: Getty

Leeds have confirmed to the Yorkshire Evening Post that Klaesson was driving the motor involved in the road accident.

Lillestrom news outlet Romerikes Blad says that Terge Marstad, a police operations manager, informed them that the Norway U21 international was able to stand and appeared to be uninjured.

However, he was taken by ambulance to Akershus University Hospital as a precaution and was questioned by police at the medical facility.

The YEP added that Klaesson did not sustain any injuries.

Police attorney Henrik Skrimstad told RB: “All I can say is that the police are investigating a traffic accident.”

Bjorn Bratteng, the head of Lillestrom police station district’s investigation section, also revealed that Klaesson’s driving licence had been temporarily seized, without the footy ace’s consent. 

However, RB are reporting that cops do not suspect that he had alcohol in his system.

But Norwegian media outlet, Verdens Gang, are reporting that Klaesson is charged with violating Section 3 of the Road Traffic Act.

That states: “Any person shall travel showing consideration, and being alert and cautious so that no damage or risk is caused, and so that other traffic is not unnecessarily obstructed or inconvenienced.”

That can carry a penalty of up to one year in prison.

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Klaesson signed a four-year contract at Elland Road in 2021 after Leeds paid £1.6m to Norwegian side Valerenga.

He has only made three first-team appearances for them, two of which have come this season.

He did manage to get a Premier League outing as well last term in the club’s relegation campaign when he replaced the injured Illan Meslier away to Wolves.

However, he has found himself reduced to being third-choice stopper over recent weeks after Karl Darlow returned to being No.2 after thumb surgery.

Kristoffer Klaesson

Here’s all you need to know about the star:

Club: Leeds United

Position: Goalkeeper

Age: 23

DOB: November 27, 2000

Place of birth: Oslo, Norway

Height: 6ft 4in

Previous club: Valerenga (2015-2021)

International: Norway U21 (17 caps)

Honours: 2016 Syrenka Cup

Leeds are next in Championship action away to Middlesbrough on Monday as they look to try and seal an instant return to the top-flight.

They are currently third, two points behind leaders Ipswich Town and one behind second-placed Leicester City, who have played a game less than their two rivals.

But Southampton in fourth have also returned to the title race and sit three points behind Leeds with a game in hand on Daniel Farke’s side.

The German boss is likely to give an update on the stopper’s condition on Friday at his next pre-match press conference.

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