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Preston footballer Clarke Carlisle in serious condition in hospital after lorry collision

Posted on - 22nd December, 2014 - 10:02pm | Author - | Posted in - News, Preston North End
Clarke Carlisle was born in Preston in 1975 and started his career at Blackpool Pic: The FA

Clarke Carlisle was born in Preston in 1975 and started his career at Blackpool Pic: The FA

A footballer from Preston is in a critical condition in hospital after being hit by a lorry.

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Clarke Carlisle, who was born in the city, went on to play for Burnley, Queens Park Rangers and Leeds among other clubs.

North Yorkshire Police have confirmed a 35-year-old man was involved in a serious collision with a lorry on the A64 near Bishopthorpe, York.

It involved a male pedestrian, understood to be Carlisle, who has been airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary with serious injuries.

The incident happened around 7.30am on Monday.

The footballing world and Prestonians have been tweeting their thoughts to the Carlisle family.

Preston North End tweeted: “The thoughts of everyone at Preston North End are with Clarke Carlisle and his family at this time. Stay strong.”

Burnley and Blackpool football clubs have also both released tweets.

He made 20 appearances for PNE while on loan at Deepdale from Burnley in 2011/12 and scored three goals.

Carlisle has retired and is chairman of the management committee of the Professional Footballers’ Association.

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