‘God saved me’ - Cavalier’s Marsh says divine intervention prevented car crash being deadly

May 26, 2020
Cavalier’s Chevone Marsh (on feet) evades a sliding tackle by Portmore United’s Emelio Russeauduring a Red Stripe Premier League match on Sunday, February 10, 2019.
Cavalier’s Chevone Marsh (on feet) evades a sliding tackle by Portmore United’s Emelio Russeauduring a Red Stripe Premier League match on Sunday, February 10, 2019.

Cavalier attacker Chevone Marsh said he saw his life flash before his eyes during a crash on Saturday.

Marsh says that 'an act of God' is the only reason he and his mother survived after his car collided with a trailer just outside Mount Rosser in St Catherine.

Marsh said they were on their way back from his grandmother when the accident occurred.

"On my way home, a guy who was driving a 40-foot container trailer was gazing at his phone and had to swing out of a pothole and came over in my lane and hit my vehicle," he said.

"I don't even know what happened, only God I can thank. I saw my life and my mom's life flashed before me in a blink of an eye. I'm lost for words."

Marsh, who netted 12 goals in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) this season, before its cancellation, said he and his mother visited the doctor and checks revealed that they received no major injuries.

"Everything was okay," he said. "I just have a pain in my right shoulder, not severe. I got some painkillers and some Voltaren.

"But as I said it's just God, God was sitting in the driver's seat with me, God was protecting us. There is a God, so I just give God thanks."

Cavalier technical director Rudolph Speid said when he heard that the club's captain was involved in the crash, he was concerned.

"But we got in touch with him and we realised that even though damage was done to the car, he wasn't hurt, so we are very relieved," he said.

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