AFL star Lance “Buddy” Franklin has been fined for negligent driving after crashing into four parked cars in Sydney's eastern suburbs.

Franklin was travelling west along New South Head Road in Rosebay in a 4WD on Wednesday night when the accident occurred.

The Sydney Swans' $10 million recruit was breath tested and returned a negative result.

Talking to 7 News this morning, Franklin said he "got a little bit too close" to the first car.

“(I’m) not too bad this morning, obviously a little bit upset with what happened last night," he said.

“It was lucky that no one was injured and myself not injured. To come out unscathed I’m happy with that. It’s not the best look but, yeah.

“I just got a little bit too close to the car that was parked on lane one and that was pretty much it, and then from there that’s when the airbags went off and that’s all I can say.”

But it is reported the police are looking into whether Franklin was using a mobile phone at the time of the crash.

Pictures from the crash scene show a Jeep Grand Cherokee - believed to belong to Franklin's model girlfriend Jesinta Campbell, who is an ambassador for the car maker - with a badly damaged bonnet. It had to be towed away.

Franklin, who was born and raised in WA, was uninjured and was allowed to leave the scene, but all five vehicles involved in the crash were damaged.

Rose Bay resident Craig McDonald posted pictures of the crash scene on Twitter after spotting the Sydney Swans' $10 million recruit speaking to police.

"Buddy Franklin has just totalled three cars on New South Head road outside my place," he wrote last night.

A NSW police spokesman said the driver, a 27-year-old Bondi man, was the sole occupant of the 4WD and underwent a roadside breath test, which returned a negative result.

The spokesman said inquiries were continuing.

Franklin relocated from the Hawthorn Hawks this season after signing a lucrative deal with the Swans last October.

In a statement last night, the Sydney Swans confirmed that Franklin was involved in a car accident, and that the vehicle he was driving was involved in a collision which damaged four other stationary vehicles. "Franklin was the only person involved in the accident," the statement said.

"He was not carrying any passengers and there were no passengers in any of the other vehicles involved.

"No one was injured in the accident and Franklin is also unharmed."

Earlier this year, Franklin's luxury Mercedes was involved in a car accident.

The club said that Franklin had lent the vehicle to teammate Dan Hannebery.

AAP

The West Australian

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