Former Premier League star, 29, ‘involved in car crash as SUV smashes into four vehicles before hitting wall’

FORMER Watford loanee M’Baye Niang has been involved in another car accident after the vehicle he was in smashed into four others and hit a wall. The incident occurred shortly after 9pm in Empoli, Italy on Monday evening. Former Watford man Mbaye Niang has a history of car accidentsGetty A dark grey SUV allegedly crashed into a parked van and two parked cars. It then hit a parish building, before colliding with another parked vehicle. According to La Nazione, witnesses identified Empoli striker Niang in the car, but it is not clear whether he was the driver or in the passenger seat. It is the second time in 2024 that Niang has been involved in a car crash. He was rushed to hospital in February after his Mercedes SUV collided with several parked cars. Previously he landed a motoring ban in Italy aged just 17 for driving without a licence – and pretending to be an older AC Milan team-mate – in 2012. The striker crashed his Ferrari into a tree while with Montpellier in 2014, and received a suspended 18-month jail term for an alleged hit-and-run incident that left 11 people injured. And two years later the accident-prone attacker suffered ankle and shoulder injuries after another car smash. Niang spent just half a season on loan at Watford from Milan during the 2016/17 campaign, scoring two goals in 16 games. He permanently left Milan in 2018 and has gone on to sign for Torino, Rennes, Bordeaux, Auxerre and Adana Demirspor. In January, he signed with Empoli until the end of the season, with a conditional option to extend. He has played eight times and scored four goals, but Empoli sit 17th in the Serie A table, just two points above the relegation zone with three games remaining. Niang has scored four goals in eight games since arriving at Empoli in JanuaryGetty

Former Premier League star, 29, ‘involved in car crash as SUV smashes into four vehicles before hitting wall’

FORMER Watford loanee M’Baye Niang has been involved in another car accident after the vehicle he was in smashed into four others and hit a wall.

The incident occurred shortly after 9pm in Empoli, Italy on Monday evening.

Former Watford man Mbaye Niang has a history of car accidents
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A dark grey SUV allegedly crashed into a parked van and two parked cars.

It then hit a parish building, before colliding with another parked vehicle.

According to La Nazione, witnesses identified Empoli striker Niang in the car, but it is not clear whether he was the driver or in the passenger seat.

It is the second time in 2024 that Niang has been involved in a car crash.

He was rushed to hospital in February after his Mercedes SUV collided with several parked cars.

Previously he landed a motoring ban in Italy aged just 17 for driving without a licence – and pretending to be an older AC Milan team-mate – in 2012.

The striker crashed his Ferrari into a tree while with Montpellier in 2014, and received a suspended 18-month jail term for an alleged hit-and-run incident that left 11 people injured.

And two years later the accident-prone attacker suffered ankle and shoulder injuries after another car smash.

Niang spent just half a season on loan at Watford from Milan during the 2016/17 campaign, scoring two goals in 16 games.

He permanently left Milan in 2018 and has gone on to sign for Torino, Rennes, Bordeaux, Auxerre and Adana Demirspor.

In January, he signed with Empoli until the end of the season, with a conditional option to extend.

He has played eight times and scored four goals, but Empoli sit 17th in the Serie A table, just two points above the relegation zone with three games remaining.

Niang has scored four goals in eight games since arriving at Empoli in January
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