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Rocker causes hwy smash

Supergrass drummer Danny Goffey accidentally caused a motorway pileup after his car rolled down a hill when he forgot to put the handbrake on.

The group is set to reunite for its 25th anniversary this year and, in an interview with Britain's Q magazine, the Seen The Light rocker opened up on the terrifying incident.

"I left my car with all the instruments in and went in to see Gaz (Coombes, frontman)," he said. "We had a spliff and a glass of wine, and I came out (of his house) and my car wasn't there."

When he went to locate the vehicle, the star looked down at a nearby motorway and saw there had been a crash.

"I'd gone into Gaz's but had left the handbrake off. (The car) had rolled down on to the motorway and a car had smashed into it," he recalled. "I ran back in and said, 'Gaz, I'm gonna have to run away. Something really bad has happened, I don't know what to do!'"

And while he revealed "someone had driven into (the car) and had to be cut out" by medics, he insisted they were "totally fine," confessing: "The police were there, so I went back out and said, 'Yeah, it's my car" but I wasn't in it!'

"I told the police, 'When I went in, there was a gang of kids mucking about. They might have pushed my car'"

As a result of the drama, Danny, who shares kids Alfie Lennon, Frankie and Betty with wife Pearl, now tells his brood: "Drink loads of water, eat well and don't do two nights in a row as benders."



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