Everton footballer charged after alleged cyclist hit-and-run

Everton midfielder Darron Gibson is charged with drink driving and failing to stop at the scene of an accident after allegedly hitting a cyclist near Manchester

Darron Gibson (Photo: Tomasz Przechlewski/CC2.0)
(Image credit: Creator: Tomasz Przechlewski)

Everton footballer Darron Gibson has been charged by Greater Manchester Police after an alleged hit-and-run on a cyclist in Altrincham on August 16.

The former Manchester United midfielder is accused of driving with excess alcohol after police received reports of a cyclist hit by a vehicle which drove off and then went on to hit a petrol pump.

Gibson is also charged with driving without due care and attention and failing to stop after a road traffic collision. He is alleged to have been driving his Nissan Skyline GT-R when the incidents occurred.

"This is in relation to an incident on Sunday August 16 where police were called to reports that a car had collided with a cyclist on Park Road, Trafford, and failed to stop before pulling into a petrol station on nearby Dunham Road and colliding with a pump," a police spokesman said.

Gibson was bailed to appear before Trafford Magistrate's Court on September 1.