Jonathan Brown injured in road accident

Staff Writers, Yahoo!7 October 23, 2012, 10:22 am

Three-time Premiership player Jonathan Brown was the victim of an early morning road accident that left the Brisbane Lions captain nursing another injury.

While training near the Gold Coast on his bike, a car collided with Brown in the Currumbin Valley.

Brown, 30, was still capable of walking after the accident, but ambulance were called to the scene and he was taken to hospital where he was treated for an elbow injury.

The car however, was not so lucky. The old vehicle, believed to be a Hyundai, needed to be towed.

The Coleman Medallist’s bicycle was destroyed in the incident.

Brown notified the club soon after and shared details about the accident.

"Brisbane Lions can confirm captain, Jonathan Brown, was involved in an accident with a vehicle while riding his bike on the Gold Coast early this morning," the club said in a statement.

"Brown was riding with a group of about 20 cyclists.

"He was taken a nearby hospital where he had a thorough check up - including scans - and was cleared of any serious injury.

"He received 10 stitches to an elbow."

The collision and subsequent injury is yet another unfortunate event in Brown’s career of late.

A run of bad luck in recent seasons has seen the towering forward sustain a series of unlucky injuries, which have all required extensive treatment.

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  1. Tim Sainter02:40pm Tuesday 23rd October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Claudia / steven Multiple profiler .....Who ever you are?....Why are you so miserable and sad : ( Is it a permanent thing...This sadness?

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  2. Beerwolf12:53pm Tuesday 23rd October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Unstoppable Browny!!! Go The Lions!!!!!

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  3. Tim Sainter12:25pm Tuesday 23rd October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Anyhow.....Browny 1 Vs Hyundai car 0 .

  4. Tim Sainter11:39am Tuesday 23rd October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Would it be so hard for the road authorities in any state or territory to have a law placed that all pushbikes to be registered for one of small rego fee....The licence plate to be placed in a viewable position...Thus, eliminating the "red camera" should be something for the brains trust of society to seriously conssider...The good thing for the authorities is....It would be another revenue maker $$$. : )

  5. underarm_bowler11:36am Tuesday 23rd October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Right, however the main problem is that in any collision we know who comes of worse, which usually results in injury and or death. This is the reason I won't ride or won't ride in the streets. I have better ways to put my life at risk, like going to princess park at a Carlton fitzroy game, sitting in the members and pulling of my jumper to show a Collingwood guernsey. The things we do in our youth.

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  6. Tim Sainter11:30am Tuesday 23rd October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Yes UB i do agree with you and i just read on another article that there were 20 riders...I personally don't agree with some 20+ riders on the road....They should be doing that @ a bike velodrome/track and i do drive a car am not a sole bike rider wave flager for the bike riders....some are not taught the basics in road common sense which leads to a lot of collusions and in the same instance there are some idiot drivers out there who seemingly are blind or just don't care....The rules for bike riders on any roads should of been updated many years ago....The hard part is that pushbikes don't have an engine as,it makes it harder for road authorities to enforce a new set of laws but,in saying that something should be done in respect to the fact the are still using the road....its a hard topic and is very debatable UB ; )

  7. underarm_bowler11:17am Tuesday 23rd October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    On the flip side tim I had to run late to work on Sunday early morning due to some bike marathon. Which included riders riding three abreast, riding outside the bike lanes and deliberately blocking motorists passage. Not to mention disregarding stop signs and red lights. Yet motorists have to pay for these roads through registration and taxes. No red light camera penalties for bike riders. Appreciate the risk bike riders run, but its just way to dangerous out there to be on a bike. We all know who comes of second best

  8. Brian11:13am Tuesday 23rd October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    I am not surprised that the car had to be towed - Browny is a big unit!

  9. Tim Sainter10:42am Tuesday 23rd October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    I've had the same thing happen to me....three times...these idiot drivers on the roads are unbelievable,I would be interested in knowing whether the driver was "texting" on the phone @ the time of this collusion. Good to see it's nothing serious injury wise toward Browny.....The hyundai car came off second best!!!....No surprise there! ; )