Anthony Albanese reveals he’s in ‘serious pain’ as he leaves hospital 24 hours after being T-boned by a Range Rover – and he’s got a message for the teen driver who hit him
- Anthony Albanese was rushed to hospital after a horror car crash on Friday
- The Federal Opposition Leader, 57, was ‘heavily shaken’ after the incident
- He spent the night in hospital but will be discharged on Saturday afternoon
- The 17-year-old involved has been slapped with a ticket for negligent driving
Anthony Albanese has been discharged from hospital after he was t-boned in a terrifying crash just a few metres from his Sydney home.
The Federal Opposition Leader, 57, was involved in the two-car crash on Hill Street in Marrickville, in Sydney’s inner-west, while driving home on Friday afternoon just before 5pm.
He was treated at the scene and later taken to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital for precautionary X-rays.
The 17-year-old Range Rover driver escaped with no injury but has been slapped with a ticket for negligent driving.
Albanese on Saturday revealed that he was suffering significant pain to his neck and back, as well as internal swelling from the horrific crash.
The opposition leader sent a powerful message to the teen driver while addressing the media on Saturday afternoon.
‘I hope this experience leads this young man to commit to becoming one of the safest drivers in Australia,’ he told reporters.
Anthony Albanese has been discharged from hospital after he was involved in a horrific crash. He told reporters on Saturday afternoon he will be treated as an outpatient
Federal Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese has been rushed to hospital after a car crash on Friday in Sydney (pictured above)
A spokesperson said Albanese was ‘heavily’ shaken following the incident in Marrickville (pictured above)
‘It showed some character that he apologised while I was still stuck in the car.’
Albanese said he will now be treated as an outpatient and will require a steady dose of painkillers.
He gave a special thanks to the medical team at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, as well as an off-duty nurse named Aly, who had witnessed the crash and rushed to his aid.
The opposition leader also said that had it not been for advanced technology in cars, the outcome could have been fatal.
‘If this accident was ten years ago I wouldn’t be speaking to you here,’ he said.
‘I have to come back for MRIs, the next 24 hours won’t be terribly easy for me.’
Despite his extensive injuries and the shock from the collision, Albanese said he felt confident to return to his role as soon as he could.
Albanese announced on Twitter on Saturday he would be going home, and will be treated as an outpatient
The opposition leader said he’s still suffering significant pain in his back and neck, and would need to be on painkillers
‘I was always very confident that I could deal with anything, any of the challenges that 2021 thew up. After yesterday I’m not just confident I’m absolutely certain that I can meet any challenge that’s before us,’ he said.
Daily Mail Australia understands Albanese was alone in the car at the time of the accident.
Witnesses said Albanese’s car appeared to be ‘t-boned’ at the intersection with Glen Street.
Marrickville local Nikoleta Kastanis described the crash scene as ‘chaos’.
‘I didn’t know it was (Albanese) at first, until he got out of the car,’ she told the Daily Telegraph.
‘The paramedics came and checked him out… he seemed really shaken up, he could walk but he just seemed totally in shock.’
Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese (pictured right) was rushed to hospital after a serious car accident on Friday