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Striker Adriano unharmed in minor car accident in Rio

Striker Adriano unharmed in minor car accident in Rio

Sao Paulo striker Adriano was unharmed after losing control of his car and crashing into three other vehicles on a Rio de Janeiro street early Monday, authorities said.
Adriano, who is on loan from Inter Milan until June, was driving an Audi TT when he apparently struck a curb and collided with the other vehicles, the Estado de S. Paulo newspaper and other local media reported.
Nobody was injured in the accident, authorities said.
Adriano immediately reached a financial agreement with the other drivers and left the scene in a taxi, the Estado said on its Web site.
"He was with his girlfriend and they had gone out to eat," Sao Paulo director Marco Aurelio Cunha told Radio Jovem Pan. "Everything was fine ... he was in normal condition. It could've happened to anyone."
Adriano's mother said the striker was cut off by another car and couldn't avoid the collision.
"There were several reporters arriving so he decided it was better to grab a taxi and leave," Rosilda Ribeiro told Bandeirantes TV.
Adriano was signed by Sao Paulo on Dec. 19 to play in the Copa Libertadores, the Brazilian league and the Sao Paulo state championship.
The striker was a starter on the Brazil squad that was eliminated by France in the quarterfinals of the 2006 World Cup in Germany. He played only sparingly for Inter Milan since then and was accused of having an excessive nightlife.
During his introduction to Sao Paulo fans two weeks ago, Adriano vowed to avoid the mistakes that cost him "a year of his life" and said he was focused on returning to top form and playing for the national team again.


Updated : 2021-08-04 21:09 GMT+08:00