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Scotland starlet Scott Allan questioned by police after allegedly reversing over pedestrian

THE incident, which happened in Portsmouth - where Allan is currently on loan, left the victim with critical head injuries.

A SCOTLAND under-21 football ­international was quizzed by police after a car accident which left a man fighting for his life.

West Bromwich Albion star Scott Allan, 20, was at the wheel of a £50,000 luxury Audi Q7 when it allegedly reversed over the pedestrian, leaving him with critical head injuries.

Allan, who is on loan at crisis-hit Portsmouth from his English Premiership club, was ­questioned as police launched an investigation.

They later issued a public appeal, asking any ­witnesses to the accident to contact them.

The former Dundee United star was sent off as his club won an FA Cup tie 2-0 against Notts County yesterday.

He had been tweeting before the game in a bid to publicise the fact that his skills were being showcased on Sky TV show Soccer AM but made no mention of any incident.

The accident happened in Southsea, ­Portsmouth, and police said that the victim, who lived near the scene, was rushed to hospital in Cosham before being transferred to the ­neurological unit at ­Southampton General Hospital.

A spokesman for Portsmouth FC confirmed that Allan had been involved in a road incident but said the club were making no ­comment about it.

Police closed Waverley Road in Southsea for two hours as paramedics battled to save the pedestrian’s life.

It was believed he had been knocked down as Allan’s Audi Q7 was reversing.

A police spokesman said: “The pedestrian is a man from the Southsea area. He was seriously injured and treated by ­paramedics at the scene and taken to QA ­Hospital in Cosham.

“He was later transferred to the ­neurological unit at Southampton General and remains in a critical condition.”

The spokesman added that it was unlikely any charges would be brought against Allan as no crime had been committed.

In November 2010, while at Dundee United, Allan was charged with assault following an alleged bar brawl involving fellow players in his home town of Glasgow.

Full-back Barry Douglas was injured during the incident, in which midfielder Danny Swanson, now at Peterborough United, was left unconscious. David Goodwillie, 23, now at Blackburn

Rovers, was later convicted but charges against Allan were dropped because of insufficient ­evidence.

Allan has earned seven Scotland under-21 caps since September 2011.

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Don't know enough from this article to judge, but I'd really hate to be Scott Allan right now. The feeling of knocking someone down was one of the worst feelings I've ever felt, I was lucky that the girl I hit got up and walked away from it, to think the guy in this situation is fighting for his life. I can't imagine what Scott's feeling right now.

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An Audi Q7 is a beast of a motor car, he probably could not see what was behind him, a kid with next to no driving experience is way out his driving abilities with this car, bet if he had a normal car this would not have happened.

It states in the story that it was unlikely that he would be charged as no crime had been committed. That suggests to me that it was pedestrian error in some form or another.

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But Allan’s dad Russell, of Crookston, Glasgow, said last night: “It’s not true that it was a crash — the guy was drunk and just walked straight out. He was out for dinner with a friend and driving home. Scott has got four or five witnesses backing him up. He’s really cut up about it.

“I am waiting for him to tell me more about it.

“We just hope that everything will be okay for Scott and for the boy involved.”

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