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Former QPR defender Clarke Carlisle hit by truck, fighting for life: Report

 Former Queens Park Rangers defender and former Professional Footballers` Association chairman Clarke Carlisle is fighting for his life in hospital following a serious road accident, the Mail Online reported on Monday.

Former QPR defender Clarke Carlisle hit by truck, fighting for life: Report

London: Former Burnley, Leeds and Queens Park Rangers defender Clarke Carlisle was airlifted to hospital after being hit by a truck on Monday, British media reported.

The BBC reported the 35-year-old former chairman of the Professional Footballers` Association was in hospital and that his injuries were not life-threatening.

Police said a 35-year-old man had been airlifted to hospital but did not confirm the injured man`s identity.

"The collision involved a male pedestrian and a lorry," a police spokeswoman said.

"The injured man has been airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary with serious injuries."

The England sport body the Football Association wrote on Twitter "The thoughts & prayers of all at The FA are with Clarke Carlisle & his family at this sad time."

The anti-racism organisation Kick It Out, for which Carlisle is an ambassador, wrote "Stay strong our dear friend - keep on fighting."

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