Ronnie O'Sullivan And Six-Year-Old Son In Motorway Crash After World Snooker Final

14/08/2014 17:01 | Updated 20 May 2015

Snooker player Ronnie O'Sullivan with son Ronnie Jnr

Ronnie O'Sullivan and his six-year-old son dramatically cheated death after their car crashed on the motorway as he returned home after being beaten in the snooker world final.

Ronnie Jnr was in the passenger seat of the two seater sports car when it span of control on the M1 near Leicester.

The Mirror reports that the dad and son scrambled from the wreckage and were 'shaken' but weren't seriously hurt.

The car is believed to have hit a patch of standing water before colliding with the central reservation.

A few hours earlier Ronnie, 38, had the lost the world final to Mark Selby by 18 frames to 14.

He was returning to his home in north east London from the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield when the accident happened around 1.30am.

A source told the newspaper that weather conditions were 'poor' at the time of the crash. The source added that speed wasn't a factor in the accident.


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