Ricky Wilson, singer in the Kaiser Chiefs, was struck by a car while crossing a road in his hometown of Leeds, it has been revealed.
The accident happened last Sunday, and the driver of the car in question left the scene immediately. Wilson escaped serious injury, though, suffering only a broken toe and bruising.
A post on their official website, here, explains the details of the incident, highlights below.
We felt we should post something here about an accident that happened on Sunday night in Leeds to quash any rumours.
Ricky was hit by a car whilst walking across a pedestrian crossing in Leeds town centre mid evening on Sunday. He's the luckiest man alive, because he is still alive - it sounds daft, but a 'Ricky trademark jump' has probably saved his life.
The jump meant he was flipped over the top of the car, hitting the windscreen, rather than getting trapped under it. He was crossing on a green pedestrian light. Whether it was a joyrider, wreckless driving or drunk driving we still don't know. Police are investigating - we'd like to thank the witnesses that have come forward so far.
Ricky has escaped with minor injuries, a broken toe and bruising. Anyone wanting to help with information for the Police - please call Leeds Police Station on 0845 6060606 or 0113 241 3059.
The band's upcoming dates in Holland and Germany will not be affected by the hit-and-run accident.