Bugzy Malone: Rapper ‘lucky to be alive’ after road accident

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Bugzy Malone has said he is "lucky to be alive" after a serious road accident on 25 March in Bury, Manchester.

In social media posts, the rapper has said he "sustained serious injuries and lost consciousness" at the time.

He shared photos of the incident and his recovery, while thanking fans for their support.

"I don't remember much, what I do remember is the non-stop love, and just want to say thanks for all the well wishes and prayers," Bugzy wrote.

Photos from the crash showed a damaged car and a quad bike, with debris scattered across the road.

He added: "Lockdown ain't easy because boredom causes the craziest problems, but be safe regardless."

His management first confirmed he was involved in the crash in a post on its Instagram story, shortly after the incident last week.

Greater Manchester Police told Radio 1 Newsbeat they were called to a collision involving a 29-year-old man.

A widely-shared video appears to show the artist, on the floor after the collision, with Bugzy seemingly confirming this with a photo accompanying his post.

Another video appears to show him driving the quad bike before the collision.

Image source, Ashley Stocks Photography
Image caption,
Debris from the crash in which Bugzy Malone was injured

Witnesses have spoken to local newspapers, saying they "thought he was dead" after the incident.

Chip was one of many artists who have wished the rapper well on social media.

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In a statement, Greater Manchester Police said: "Shortly before 9.20pm last night (Wednesday 25 March 2020), police were called to Rochdale Road, Bury to reports of a collision involving an Audi car and a quad bike.

"Emergency services attended and the driver of the quad bike - a 29-year-old man - was seriously injured and taken to hospital for treatment.

"His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

"No arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing."

Image source, Ashley Stocks Photography
Image caption,
The badly damaged vehicles were removed from the road

Anyone with information should contact 101, quoting incident number 2677 of 25/03/20. Reports can also be made anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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