NME reports that Kaiser Chiefs lead singer Ricky Wilson was injured in a hit-and-run accident on Sunday, but thanks to his leapfrog-like ability to jump in the air he escaped with some minor injuries. According to the official Kaiser Chiefs site:
Ricky was hit by a car whilst walking across a pedestrian crossing in Leeds town centre mid evening on Sunday. He’s the luckiest man alive, because he is still alive, it sounds daft, but a ‘Ricky trademark jump’ has probably saved his life. The jump meant he was flipped over the top of the car, hitting the windscreen, rather than getting trapped under it. He was crossing on a green pedestrian light. Whether it was a joyrider, wreckless driving or drunk driving we still don’t know. Police are investigating – we’d like to thank the witnesses that have come forward so far.
No tour dates have been changed and Ricky will still be the special co-host of Jo Whiley’s show on Radio 1 this coming Monday.