Petter Northug has car accident

05 May 2014 08:49
Petter Northug Jr.
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World and Olympic Champion Petter Northug had a car accident near Trondheim on Sunday morning. 

Petter Northug admitted he was driving with alcohol in his blood when crashed. “I deeply regret what happened. I am extremely unhappy an very disappointed about what I have done. I am grateful that my poor judgement did not have bigger impact,” Petter Northug said in a statement. Northug’s co-driver was taken to hospital with minor injuries. 

The Norwegian Ski Association has been informed about the accident. "NSF is very sorry about what happened. This is a serious issue for Petter Northug and for the entire skiing in Norway. Ski Federation will continue to dialogue with Petter Northug and his team about this serious incident,” NSF wrote in a press release.