English footballer who lost both legs in a hit-and-run vows "to walk down aisle" at wedding 5 years ago

English footballer who lost both legs in a hit-and-run vows "to walk down aisle" at wedding

A footballer who had gone to help a friend in his broken-down car has had both of his legs amputated following a hit-and-run crash on Friday night.

Shaun Whiter, who was set to begin pre-season training with Newmarket Town, went to help friend Joey Abbs with a flat tyre when a Ford Focus crashed into the two men, pinning them against the back of Mr Whiter's BMW.

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The 27-year-old has since lost both of his legs below the knee since the incident, with Mr Abbs also left with a serious leg injury.

Cambridgeshire Police confirmed that the Ford Focus failed to stop after the incident, which took place just before 11pm on Dullingham Road in Newmarket.

The Newmarket player is due to marry his fiancee next July and has since vowed to "walk down the aisle".

He also left the following incredibly brave message on his Facebook page, shared on Twitter by Newmarket Town's account.

Soham Town Rangers, the club Mr Abbs represents, have also tweeted their support for both men.

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This Crowdfunding page, set up by Mr Whiter's fiancee, has already raised thousands to help support him as he adapts to his life-changing injuries.