BUENOS AIRES - Former Argentine football player and coach Diego Maradona escaped serious injury on Monday
when his car was involved in a collision with a bus near his
Buenos Aires home, local media and officials said.
Maradona, widely seen as one of the best players in
history, underwent routine tests after the accident in the
capital's Ezeiza suburb, hospital director Oscar Sico told local
Maradona's girlfriend was with him at the time and was also
out of danger.
"The two are in a perfect condition, they've hardly suffered
any injuries and they came to the hospital by themselves as a
precautionary measure," Sico said.
Maradona, 50, is waiting to start a new coaching job at Al
Wasl in the United Arab Emirates after failing to keep his last
job as head of the national team.
The former player's mother is in hospital at the moment and
local media said he was on his way to visit her when the
accident took place.
Earlier this week, he stepped in to demand more support for
Argentina as Lionel Messi, team-mates and coach Sergio Batista
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