Buddy Franklin interviewed by police after Rose Bay car crash

UPDATE: The Sydney Swans have confirmed that their star recruit Lance Franklin was involved in a car accident on Wednesday night.

Earlier in the night, Franklin was interviewed by police after a car crash at Rose Bay.

In a statement, the Swans said that Franklin was the only person involved in the accident, and was unharmed.

"Franklin was the only person involved in the accident. He was not carrying any passengers and there were no passengers in any of the other vehicles involved. No one was injured in the accident," the statement read.

Buddy Franklin

Buddy Franklin

Franklin was driving a Jeep belonging to his girlfriend, television presenter and model Jesinta Campbell, when it was involved in the crash on New South Head Road.

Police say the driver of the Jeep, who they did not identify, crashed into four parked cars just after 7pm, but a roadside breath test showed alcohol was not involved.

"A Jeep that was travelling west along New South Head Road hit four parked vehicles," a police spokesman said.

"All four vehicles were damaged as a result of the crash."

The Jeep driven by Buddy Franklin is removed from the scene after the crash. Photo: Britta Campion

The Jeep driven by Buddy Franklin is removed from the scene after the crash. Photo: Britta Campion

The police spokesman described the driver, who was the only person in the car, as a 27-year-old man from Bondi.

The incident will ensure the spotlight is again on Franklin and the Swans, and coach John Longmire is expected to address the media before training on Thursday.

Witness Craig McDonald, who lives above the street where the collision occurred, said he called police after hearing a "heavy duty" crash through his window.

"I looked out the window and it looked like four cars in the collision," he told Fairfax Media.

A damaged car at the scene. Photo: Britta Campion

A damaged car at the scene. Photo: Britta Campion

Photos from the scene, taken by Mr McDonald, show a row of several damaged cars after the crash.

"He was just hanging around," Mr McDonald said.

"He got recognised and he was trying to stay out of the light of the cameras."

Mr McDonald said Franklin was picked up from the scene by a friend.

It is not the first time the Perth boy has been involved in a car accident.

Earlier this year, the Swans said he had lent his luxury Mercedes to teammate Dan Hannebery when it was involved in an accident. The club said nobody was injured in the incident.

Franklin was signed by the Swans in October last year, on a nine-year contract worth $10 million, after almost a decade with Hawthorn.

Jesinta Campbell with her Jeep in December 2013. Photo: Rachel Murdolo

Jesinta Campbell with her Jeep in December 2013. Photo: Rachel Murdolo

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