Nick Grimshaw 'Doing Fine' After Flipping Car Over In Road Accident

'He was driving at no more than 15mph and he swerved to avoid a cat.'

23/08/2016 08:43

Nick Grimshaw is doing “absolutely fine”, despite a car accident in which he flipped his vehicle over on its side, his spokesperson has confirmed.

The Radio 1 DJ was driving his Mercedes on Monday (22 August) night, when he swerved to avoid hitting a cat, causing the car to topple over completely.

Police officers, who attended the scene, later tweeted a photo of the Mercedes lying on its side in the middle of the road, though they didn’t make reference to the celebrity who had been behind the wheel.

A spokesperson for Grimmy told The Mirror: “Nick is absolutely fine. He was driving at no more than 15mph and he swerved to avoid a cat.

“No one was hurt and Nick will be doing his breakfast show as normal tomorrow morning.”

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Nick Grimshaw

A neighbour who witnessed the scene added to Metro: He was fine and the cat was fine, he was a lovely man, he said he would felt terrible if the cat had been hurt.

“Both airbags had gone off so that’s why he wasn’t hurt, and he was still there an hour later.”

Nick was forced to pull out of an appearance on Radio 1 on Monday night following the incident, having initially been down to take part in a “listening party” for Frank Ocean’s new album, ‘Blond’, alongside fellow DJs MistaJam and Annie Mac.

The former ‘X Factor’ judge later clarified what had happened on his Twitter page, joking: “[i] had an accident in the car but all OK - shout out to all my lovely neighbours for helping out.

See [you] in the morning.... I’ll er get a cab.”

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