Police have charged a man they believe caused a car crash that resulted in Newmarket FC player Shaun Whiter to have both his legs amputated. Whiter was travelling with friend Joey Abbs on 1 July when the pair pulled over to replace a flat tyre. They were ploughed into, resulting horrendous injuries to Whiter and serious ones to both of Abb's legs.
Jan Adamec, 40, of Shetland Road, Haverhill, has now been charged with two counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving. He will appear at Cambridge Magistrates' Court on Monday.
The charge came after Ipswich Town FC announced it would play a fundraising match against Newmarket FC to help raise £120,000 to help Whiter receive treatment to walk down the aisle on his wedding day next year.
"We have close connections with Newmarket Town, we are opening a new development centre there in September on their brand new pitch and we recruited Steven Cahill, one of our new scholars, from there two years ago," said the club academy's head of recruitment, Steve McGavin.
"Steven's dad coaches the reserve team, his grandad is the chairman and their first-team coach, Kevin Parsons, coaches in our development centre in Cambridge, so for us it seemed like the natural thing to try and help the two players and their families in any way we can.
"The game has only been arranged in the last 24 hours so Simon Milton and I will be on the phone to get a team together and hopefully we will get a good turnout at Newmarket to raise as much as we can for Shaun and Joey."