Life On Mars star John Simm - who plays a detective involved in a near fatal car crash and wakes up in 1973 - has revealed he is lucky to be alive after walking free from a serious car accident.
The actor was driving to watch his beloved football team Manchester United play Chelsea at Old Trafford, in Manchester, when he had the accident on the M1 motorway.
He injured hurt his wrist and although sporting a heavily bandaged hand, says he is lucky that it was not fatal.
Asked if he would be watching Manchester United in the Carling Cup semi-final against Derby County, he told BBC Radio Five yesterday: 'No not tonight, no chance.'
'I was actually travelling up to see them play last week, the Man Utd versus Chelsea game last Sunday when I was involved in a car accident, so I never made it.
'It was on the M1 and that's why my hand is in this bandage.'
'I'm OK but I was very lucky to walk away from it. I'm fine now.'
John, 38, played the role of Sam Tyler in the BBC smash hit show Life On Mars, who wakes up dazed and confused in the year 1973 after being involved in a car crash in 2006.
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