Caught on camera: Footballer ploughs his Porsche 911 into petrol station causing £200k damage

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Jonathan Legear, 25, ploughs his £80,000 sports car through the forecourt and into the shop where he knocked over more than 1,000 cans of drink
Jonathan Legear, 25, ploughs his £80,000 sports car through the forecourt and into the shop where he knocked over more than 1,000 cans of drink

This is the moment an international footballer lost control of his Porsche 911 and crashed into a petrol station shop – causing £200,000 in damage.

Jonathan Legear, 25, ploughed the £80,000 sports car through the forecourt and into the shop where he knocked over more than 1,000 cans of drink.

Dramatic CCTV footage shows the car hitting a customer on its way through with the victim miraculously only suffering minor injuries.

Jonathan Legear, 25, ploughs his £80,000 sports car through the forecourt and into the shop where he knocked over more than 1,000 cans of drink
Jonathan Legear, 25, ploughs his £80,000 sports car through the forecourt and into the shop where he knocked over more than 1,000 cans of drink

Legear, who plays club football for Terek Grozny in Russia, faces police charges following the incident in Tongeren, Belgium on Sunday morning.

He has been banned from driving for two weeks and could face a prison spell according to reports in his homeland.

The sportsman has apologised for the incident but denied he was drunk at the time of the crash.

In a statement he said: “I am thinking particularly of those present at the time of the accident and those who could be affected at any level.

“I have already asked by advisors to contact them. I accept the consequences of the accident under the law.

“Contrary to the judgment already made by some media, I was not in a state of deep intoxication and my blood alcohol level was only slightly above the legal limit.”

Incredibly, it is not the first time Legear has lost control of a car and crashed into a building. In 2009 he smashed his BMW into a house.

An Esso spokesperson added: “The pump automisation has been destroyed. We estimate the amount of damage between 250,000 and 300,000 euros.”

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