Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese to be Discharged from Hospital After Car Crash

January 8, 2021 Updated: January 8, 2021

Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese said he will be released from the hospital on Saturday afternoon after a serious car crash yesterday in the Sydney suburb of Marrickville.

“Will be discharged from Royal Prince Alfred Hospital this afternoon and continue treatment as an outpatient- thank you for all the good wishes and a huge thanks to the paramedics, police, doctors, nurses, orderlies, radiographers and other hospital staff – you are the best,” he wrote on Twitter just after 2 p.m.

It is understood the 57-year-old Labor leader was driving when his Toyota Camry was ‘T-boned’ by a Range Rover in a serious collision in Marrickville on Friday afternoon.

The ABC reported that emergency services received reports of a crash and were called to Hill Street in Marrickville at about 5 p.m. The driver of the Range Rover was a 17-year-old, police were told.

He has been taken to hospital to have precautionary x-rays, and is “badly shaken but ok” a spokesman from his office said.

The other driver was not hurt, it is understood.

NSW Police told ABC the driver of the Range Rover was travelling west along Hill Street when he struck Albanese.

“The driver of the Toyota  was treated at the scene before being taken to RPA in a stable condition,” Police said.

“Officers attached to Inner West Police Area Command attended and have commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident. Enquiries are continuing.”

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