Mario Balotelli
Manchester City's Mario Balotelli Reuters

Controversial Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli managed to make the headlines again as this time he managed to escape unhurt after being involved in a car accident.

According to Manchester City, who revealed that the collision was not Batotelli's fault, the former Inter Milan forward's car (a Bentley) was involved in an accident with another car in Medlock Street, Greater Manchester (near Deansgate). The 21-year-old striker was unhurt but the person in the other car (who was also unhurt) was rushed to hospital as a precaution.

"Shortly after 3:15pm on Thursday 5 April, 2012, police were called to Medlock Street, Manchester City Centre, to report of a collision between two cars. The passenger of one of the cars was taken to hospital for precautionary measures. Inquiries are ongoing,'' read a statement by Greater Manchester Police, according to an ESPN report.

Meanwhile, on Thursday, Balotelli revealed that he had been involved with a prostitute named Jennifer Thompson, who had been earlier linked to Manchester United star striker Wayne Rooney. Thompson had claimed that Rooney had offered her £1,200 to sleep with him during his wife Coleen's fifth month of pregnancy.

"I know I must still learn to keep my private life separate from my profession. It's not easy, but I have taken this step to free me from the weight of this story," Balotelli told Gazzetta dello Sport in an interview, reported the Dail Mail.

"Recently, I admit, I have been troubled - because of this story, but not only. My natural parents in some interviews have been disrespectful to my family," he added.

However, now Balotelli, who feels that a huge weight has been lifted from his shoulders, says that he is confident that he will find positive energy, which will help him concentrate on his football career in Manchester City.

"Now that this weight has been lifted, I am certain that I will find the positive energy to make the best run for the title with Manchester City, and prepare in the best way for the European Championship," he added.