West Ham striker Sakho crashes £200,000 Lamborghini into Emerson Park home
10:59 19 January 2016
West Ham striker Diafra Sakho crashed his new Lamborghini into the wall of a £1million house in Emerson Park, near Hornchurch, last night.
The 27-year-old international player smashed his top-range sports car into another car before spinning-off and hitting the wall of a luxury home at the corner between Ernest Road and Nelmes Road yesterday evening.
Both drivers were unhurt but the house’s brick wall was demolished.
Mr Sakho posted a picture of himself that night on social media and said: “Sorry for the scare guys, I’m ok, thank God #life”.
He later tweeted: “Thank you for the messages. Was involved in a small car accident this evening. Thankfully no one was hurt.”
The Senegalese striker, estimated to be worth £7m, has been unable to play since November because of a thigh injury and he is expected to return to the pitch next month.
Last week, Sakho had posted a picture of his new sports car.
A Met Police spokesman said: “There was a collision of two cars in Ernest Road at with the junction of Nelmes Road at about 10.25pm.
“This was a damage only collision, police attendance was not required. There were no injuries and no arrests.
West Ham spokesman said: “This is a private matter and it is his own insurance and vehicle.”
He added the club will not make any further comment.
Sakho was bought by West Ham in August 2014 from French club FC Metz.