London, May 6 (ANI): Manchester United coach Sir Alex Ferguson was in a shaken state after he was informed that two of his grandchildren were injured in a car crash on Tuesday.
Charlie Ferguson, ten, was "serious but stable" after the smash - hours before Manchester United's Champions League victory at Arsenal. Grace, his six-year-old sister, suffered minor injuries.
The accident took place in Lower Withington, Cheshire.
According to The Sun, Sir Alex, 67, was left reeling hours earlier when told Charlie and sister Grace had been hurt during a smash in their mum's car.
Nadine, the 30-year-old ex-wife of Fergie's manager son Darren, 37, was taking the children to their private school at 8.25 a.m. when their Vauxhall Corsa was involved in a collision with a Fiesta on a bend. The impact shunted her car on to a verge at Lower Withington, Cheshire, trapping the terrified trio inside.
Witnesses said a shocked Nadine sobbed, "My poor babies, my poor babies" as rescuers plucked her kids from the wreckage.
Nadine, who also yelled, "I can't feel my legs," had to be cut free and was flown to hospital by air ambulance.
Charlie was transferred from Leighton Hospital, Crewe, to Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool for specialist care last night. The nature of his injuries was not disclosed, but he was said to be "serious but stable".
Darren was on his way to London for the match with new wife Nicola when told of the accident. The horrified Peterborough United boss instantly turned round his car and raced north.
A United source said last night: "Sir Alex was beside himself with worry when he heard about the crash and was desperate for news.
"His first thought was to go straight to the hospital - but the semi-final was just hours away and he had a responsibility to the club as well," he said.
Grace, who suffered minor injuries, was kept in for observation at Leighton Hospital while her mum was treated for serious leg injuries at Wythenshawe Hospital. Nadine separated from Darren in August 2007. (ANI)