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Badminton world No.1 Kento Momota injured in car accident, driver killed

Badminton world No.1 Kento Momota injured in car accident, driver killed

Badminton world number one Kento Momota was injured in a pre-dawn vehicle collision in Malaysia on Monday, just hours after he secured his first victory of the season at the Malaysia Masters. The Japanese shuttler and three others were thought to have been en-route to Kuala Lumpur international airport when the hired van they were in rammed into the rear of a 30-tonne truck, according to statements from the police and local fire department.The driver of the van was killed in the incident, and his body had to be cut free from the wreckage.

Police and Malaysia’s badminton association (BAM) said that in addition to Momota, the three others involved in the incident were his physiotherapist, his assistant coach and a Badminton World Federation official. The association said in a statement that Momota suffered multiple lacerations to his face and a fractured nose. Read More...

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