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Opposition leader 'heavily shaken' after car crash in Sydney

Leader of the federal Opposition Anthony Albanese has been hospitalised following a car crash in Sydney’s Inner West.

A spokesman for Mr Albanese confirmed to Yahoo News Australia he was involved in a crash on Friday afternoon on Hill Street, Marrickville about 5pm.

“He’s heavily shaken but OK,” the spokesman said.

“He’s been taken to hospital for X-rays.”

Labor leader Anthony Albanese nurses a shoulder. Also pictured is a smashed Toyota Camry.
Labor leader Anthony Albanese has been involved in a crash in Marrickville. Source: Facebook

Photos on Facebook showed the leader of the Labor Party speaking with NSW ambulance officials after his Toyota Camry was involved in a crash with a black Range Rover.

According to witness reports, a P-plate driver allegedly collided with the vehicle Mr Albanese was in.

A NSW Police spokeswoman said officers have been told the Camry was hit by a black Range Rover driven by a man, 17.

“The driver of the Toyota, a man aged 57, was treated at the scene before being taken to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in a stable condition,” the spokeswoman said.

“Officers attached to Inner West Police Area Command attended and commenced an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

“Inquiries are continuing.”

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