Former Norwich City footballer Flynn Clarke, aged 20, has been sentenced to one year in prison following a severe car accident in which he was under the influence of nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing gas. The incident occurred in April, when Clarke’s BMW swerved into oncoming traffic, colliding with a motorhome.
Clarke admitted to three counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving. Witnesses testified that he displayed erratic driving behavior before the crash near Thorney, Cambs. The collision resulted in significant injuries to the motorhome’s driver and a passenger in Clarke’s BMW, who feared he might never walk again.
While Clarke expressed remorse and acknowledged a momentary lapse of concentration, the court received conflicting accounts regarding when he had used nitrous oxide. Norwich City is likely to terminate Clarke’s employment due to the sentence. Born in Peterborough, Clarke was signed by Norwich in 2021 and represented Peterborough United. He recently joined National League outfit Dagenham & Redbridge on loan.
This season he played in total twice for 36 minutes for National League.
Flynn Clarke didn’t score any goal for Dagenham & Redbridge. He procured no assists. He received no yellow cards and no red cards.
Dagenham & Redbridge performance and stats
In the last 9 games, it has won 3 times, drawn twice, and lost 4 times. In its last match, Dagenham & Redbridge drawn 0-0 against Oxford City.
It has a negative goal difference after scoring 10 goals and conceding 12.