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.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.