James Hird Hospitalised After Being Hit By Car In Richmond

Injured on his bike.


Triple M Footy Newsroom

28 November 2018

Triple M Footy Newsroom

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Former Essendon coach James Hird has been taken to hospital after being involved in a car accident in Richmond.

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Hird was hit while riding his bike on the corner of Palmer and Burnley Streets in Richmond at around 3 pm on Wednesday, according to police.

He has suffered knee and wrist injuries and is currently in the Epworth Hospital, according to multiple reports.

The 45-year-old was also hospitalised in 2015 while cycling home from Essendon's Tullamarine headquarters to Toorak, slipping and falling from his bike in South Yarra.

Hird played 253 games and kicked 343 goals for Essendon in a playing career that included two premierships and a Brownlow Medal.

He also coached the Bombers for four seasons, including during their 2012 supplements scandal.

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