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Newmarket crash: Man charged in footballer amputation case

Shaun Whiter Image copyright David Lee
Image caption Shaun Whiter had both legs amputated after the collision in Dullingham Road, Newmarket

A man has been charged in connection with a crash which led to a footballer losing both of his legs.

Newmarket FC player Shaun Whiter, 27, had the amputations following the crash in Newmarket, on 1 July.

Jan Adamec, 40, of Shetland Road, Haverhill, has been charged with two counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

He remains in custody and will appear at Cambridge Magistrates' Court on Monday.

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Image caption Police said Joey Abbs, a Soham Town Rangers player who has also played for Newmarket, sustained "serious" leg injuries

Mr Whiter's friend, Joey Abbs, who plays for Soham Town Rangers, was also "seriously injured" in the crash, police said.

At the time of the accident, Mr Abbs' Vauxhall Astra had a flat tyre and Mr Whiter, an estate agent in Stansted, had pulled over to help.

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