Boxer Amir Khan crashes Mercedes on M6 in Staffordshire

Former world champion boxer Amir Khan crashed his luxury Mercedes on the M6 in Staffordshire.

Amir Khan's damaged Mercedes posted on his Facebook page
Amir Khan's damaged Mercedes posted on his Facebook page

The 33-year-old, from Bolton, posted on Facebook that his car "lost control" due to a phenomenon called aquaplaning.

Khan, who visited the Black Country in May, is believed to have crashed his Mercedes S350 between J12, Cannock, and J13, Stafford.

Khan at a boxing gym in Walsall recently

Luckily, the former unified light-welterweight champion escaped without injury in what he described as a "scary experience".

Aquaplaning occurs when a layer of water builds upon between tyres and the road's surface.

In a post on his official Facebook page, published at 9am on Sunday, he said: "Thank Allah Everyone is safe. A scary Experience. car lost control on the Motorway #AQUAPLANE Smashing into the side of the motorway barrier felt like being hit with a combo!"

His car, which is believed to be worth around £90,000, sustained significant damage.

Khan posted a video showing both the front and rear bumpers of his vehicle crumpled while one wheel was missing a tyre.

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