Police to quiz George Michael over crash

2013-05-22 12:16
Los Angeles - George Michael faces police questioning over his car accident last week.

The 49-year-old singer is still being treated in hospital after falling out of the passenger side of a Range Rover on the busy M1 motorway last Thursday and officers investigating the incident are keen to establish exactly what happened, having already spoken to the car driver.

A police spokesperson said: "We have definitely not spoken to the 49-year-old male."

'Very difficult' to fall out of moving car

Police sources told the Daily Mirror newspaper the accident was still unexplained and "far from cut and dried", with motoring experts saying it would be "very, very difficult" to fall out of the vehicle, which was travelling at around 112km/h.

Autocar Magazine columnist Colin Goodwin said: "It has a huge side impact bar running through the middle, and electronic motors and ­equipment for the windows and locking system, which means it takes real effort to open it."

'Making good progress' in hospital

George is still in hospital following the accident as a precautionary measure.

His spokesperson said: "Following the traffic accident on Thursday, we can confirm that he is still in hospital. We are keen to stress it's purely as a precaution for observation.

"He did suffer a couple of bumps and bruises to the head and that's why they are keeping him in - to keep an eye on him. He is doing better. He is making good progress and is looking forward to getting out."