PARIS – Former All Blacks winger Julian Savea was described as “lucky” after he fell asleep at the wheel and crashed his car, his shocked wife said Sunday.
“Julian fell asleep behind the wheel and flipped his car,” Fatima Savea wrote on Instagram Sunday just hours after the accident.
“Julian was lucky. He's now safe and sound at home in bed with me. If you know Julian, you know he falls asleep anywhere at any minute (a problem he's always had).”
Savea posted this on social-media before moving to France in June:
The 28-year-old World Cup winner scored his first try for Top 14 club Toulon in their 26-16 victory over Perpignan on Saturday after joining the Stade Felix Mayol outfit in September.
It’s been an absolute pleasure New Zealand 🙌🏾 thank you for everything @Hurricanesrugby @AllBlacks & @WgtnRugby I’ve absolutely loved playing for my country for the past decade. Looking forward to this new adventure & joining @RCTofficiel in a few months #AuRevoir 🇫🇷 pic.twitter.com/IanNDxleNP— Julian Savea (@juliansavea7) June 18, 2018
Agence France-Presse (AFP)