Monty in car crash shock

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Ryder Cup hero Colin Montgomerie was forced to withdraw from a charity walk today after being involved in a car crash near Glasgow.

Monty, who captained Europe to victory in the Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor earlier this month, was driving his BMW southbound on the A80 when the acccident happened.

He admitted he was lucky to walk away from the crash "relatively unscathed."

Monty had been due to launch a walk in aid of the Elizabeth Montgomerie Foundation, which he set up in memory of his mother after she died of cancer. But the walk has gone ahead...minus Monty.

He said: "I was trapped as the side of the car was compressed and the air bags were holding me back. But the passenger door suddenly opened and I was pulled to safety owing to other drivers who had witnessed the accident."

Strathclyde Police said a male van driver had been charged over the crash.