Report: Sochaux striker Charlie Davies caught speeding nearly 1 year after accidentBy AP
Friday, October 8, 2010
Report: Striker Charlie Davies caught speeding
PARIS — A French newspaper is reporting that American forward Charlie Davies, who nearly died in a car crash last year, was caught speeding at 125 miles per hour last weekend.
The website of Le Progres newspaper reported Friday that Davies was driving an Audi Q7 last Sunday when he was caught on a motorway in France’s Jura region.
Davies, who plays for French club Sochaux, was involved in a car accident on Oct. 13, 2009, that killed another passenger and left him severely hurt. He was not the driver.
He suffered two broken bones in his right leg, a broken and dislocated left elbow, a broken nose, forehead and eye socket, a ruptured bladder and bleeding on the brain.
The 24-year-old missed the World Cup.
Davies scored two goals for Sochaux against Bordeaux near the start of the 2009-10 season, but has not yet played on the first team this season.
He has four goals in 17 games for the U.S. and played a part in the run to the 2009 Confederations Cup final.
After an incredible recovery, Davies returned to training with Sochaux in March this year.
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