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Harry Redknapp's wife 'dragged along road' in 'freak' car accident

Harry Redknapp said he it was a 'freak' accident and his wife was 'fine'. Credit: PA

The wife of former Premier League manager Harry Redknapp is recovering after he reportedly dragged her along the road in a 'freak' car accident.

Witnesses said Redknapp, 69, was dropping his wife of 49 years Sandra, off at the shops when he accidentally drove off with her coat trapped in the door.

Speaking outside their home in Sandbanks, Dorset on Friday, Redknapp said she was "fine" and "very lucky" after returning from hospital.

He added: "It was a freak accident. She'd gone behind the car and as I went to drive off I sort of drove over her ankle. I thought she'd crossed."

Mrs Redknapp, also 69, was seen on two crutches and with her right leg in plaster as she hobbled into their home wearing a dressing gown.

Rednapp when he was QPR manager. Credit: PA

The accident happened at around 11.45am on Wednesday on Poole Road in Bournemouth.

Witness Denise Wilcox told ITV Meridian: "I came out and saw Harry with his phone to his ear bending over.

"I was aware that his wife was on the floor because I recognised her red hair from her being in the audience on Strictly.

"There was a policeman bending down attending to her."

In 1990 Mr Redknapp, who has managed Tottenham, Southampton, West Ham and Portsmouth, was seriously injured in a crash near Rome, Italy, that killed his friend Brian Tiler.