Federal opposition leader Anthony Albanese remains in hospital after 24 hours of meeting in a car accident in Sydney’s inner-west.
The 57-year-old Labor leader was driving when he was “T-boned” by a Range Rover in a clash at the intersection of Hill and Glen streets, in Marrickville, around 5 pm on Friday.
Anthony Albanese was brought to a Sydney hospital, where he remained on Friday night, and is still undergoing tests. He will hopefully be discharged from the hospital on Saturday afternoon.
Albanese’s spokesperson said, “he was ‘heavily shaken’ but ‘okay, but the other driver uninjured in what was described as a ‘serious accident.”
He said, “the opposition leader remains in hospital, with fears his injuries may be more complex than first thought.”
He said, “we hope that he will be discharged from the hospital on Saturday afternoon. ”
The 17-year-old Range Rover driver left been handed a ticket for careless driving.
A witness said Albanese’s car seemed to be ‘t-boned’ at the junction with Glen Street.
The politician also reportedly seemed to point to his left shoulder while speaking with paramedics minutes after the collision.
NSW Police said, “shortly before 5 pm Friday afternoon emergency services were called with statements that a black Range Rover and dark grey Toyota Camry had collided.”
“Police have been told that the aged 17, Range Rover male driver, moved West along Hill St while it struck the Toyota.
“The driver of the Toyota was a man of age 57, was handled at the accident place before being taken to RPA in a steady condition,” said Police.
“Officers assigned to Inner West Police Area Command visited and have initiated an enquiry into the details surrounding the incident. And enquiries are proceeding.”
Marrickville is in Mr Albanese’s electorate of Grayndler.