AFL great James Hird has been taken to hospital after being hit by a car in Melbourne on Wednesday afternoon.
The former Essendon coach was riding a bike in Richmond when the collision occurred just before 3pm.
Hird was taken to Epworth Hospital with wrist and knee injuries that weren’t thought to be too serious.
A Victoria Police spokesperson confirmed the accident occurred when a vehicle collided with Hird’s bike.
“Police were called to a collision between a car and a cyclist,” the spokesperson said.
“The car was turning left onto Palmer Street when it struck the cyclist.
“The cyclist has been taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.”
Hird – who played more than 250 games for Essendon as well as coaching the Bombers – was also involved in a bike accident three years ago.
The 45-year-old also had to spend a night in hospital in 2015 after being knocked unconscious from a crash near his Toorak home.