Harry Redknapp runs over wife in freak accident
20 October 2016 – Harry Redknapp’s wife has been seriously injured in a freak car accident near the couple’s home.
Sandra Redknapp trapped her foot in her husband’s Range Rover as he dropped her off at the shops – and she was dragged along the road as the former Tottenham Hotspur manager pulled away.
Mrs Redknapp was last night being attended to by her husband in hospital as she waited for surgery for her injuries, which have been described as ‘serious’.
Witnesses said Mrs Redknapp was screaming in pain during the incident in Bournemouth. One said: ‘There was a lot of blood on the Tarmac and Harry was beside himself. It was a freak accident.’
Mr Redknapp, 69, had driven his wife to Westbourne, 6km from the couple’s £5 million home in the wealthy Sandbanks area of Poole.
Although the exact circumstances were unclear last night, it was understood Mrs Redknapp’s coat got trapped in the door and her foot was still in the Range Rover’s footwell as it pulled away.
She screamed in pain and her husband slammed on the brakes – but not before her foot had been seriously injured.
One local said’I was in a shop and a couple of people came in and said, ‘Crikey, there’s a lady who’s been dragged along the road’.
‘Then someone else came in and said it was Harry Redknapp who had just dropped his wife off.
‘I heard as he drove off she got her coat caught in the door. She was dragged along the road before he realised.
‘I think she has been badly injured.’
Others witnesses said the former boss of Tottenham, West Ham, Bournemouth, Southampton and Portsmouth clubs looked shaken.
A South Western Ambulance Service spokesman said: ‘We were called at 11.49am to Poole Road, in Bournemouth.
‘There was one female casualty in her 60s. She had a foot injury and has been taken into hospital.’