This is the moment Danny Cipriani was hit by a bus in Leeds during a 14 bar pub crawl with his rugby teammates.

Kelly Brook’s boyfriend is seen strapped to a stretcher, attended to by paramedics and Yorkshire police, as the windscreen of the number 6 bus is completely smashed in.

Witnesses said they saw the group ‘running around drunkenly in the road’ just before the smash at 20.39pm on Wednesday evening, with one adding: ‘Every bit of the bus front window is smashed to pieces, imagine what the guy looks like.’

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Paramedics and police rush to the scene in Leeds city centre - the rugby player can be seen strapped to the stretcher, with a friend in fancy dress standing over him

Paramedics and police rush to the scene in Leeds city centre – the rugby player can be seen strapped to the stretcher, with a friend in fancy dress standing over him

After being treated at the scene in Woodhouse Lane, in the north of the city, for a concussion, Danny, 25, was taken to the nearest hospital to have further scans and investigations completed.

Writing on his Twitter page on Thursday afternoon, he confirmed he had since been released from Leeds General Infirmary, but seemed to still have his sense of humour in tact.

Danny tweeted: ‘Thank you for all the well wishes, means a lot. My ribs are a bit sore. Feel like I’ve been hit by a bus…

‘Out of hospital now. Once again, thank you for the messages.’

The Sale Sharks star’s manager James Williamson told the BBC Cipriani is ‘quite groggy’ and ‘does not remember much about the incident.’ 

Aftermath of the crash caught on camera by a cyclist

 
Stabilised: Danny is seen lying on the floor, strapped to a stretcher - his agent today said he was 'groggy' and 'can't remember' much of the incident

‘Suddenly ran into the road’: Danny hit the bus and smashed the windscreen in at least three places

Stabilised: Danny is seen lying on the floor, strapped to a stretcher - his agent today said he was 'groggy' and 'can't remember' much of the incident

Stabilised: Danny is seen lying on the floor, strapped to a stretcher – his agent today said he was ‘groggy’ and ‘can’t remember’ much of the incident

 

 
 
 
Stabilised: Danny is seen lying on the floor, strapped to a stretcher - his agent today said he was 'groggy' and 'can't remember' much of the incident

‘Suddenly ran into the road’: Danny hit the bus and smashed the windscreen in at least three places

 

 
 
 
 
Discharged: Danny told his fans he was feeling 'sore' but had been discharged from hospital on Thursday afternoon

Discharged: Danny told his fans he was feeling ‘sore’ but had been discharged from hospital on Thursday afternoon

‘At the moment there doesn’t seem to have been any serious damage done. We don’t how long he will be out for. It looks like he has been a lucky boy,’ added Williamson.

Bus company First said Danny ‘ran suddenly into the road’ colliding with its number 6 bus which was ‘travelling at a safe speed.’

‘The police have investigated this incident and have reported that First and its driver are not at fault.  We understand the pedestrian is an England rugby international, and we wish him a speedy recovery’, the spokesman added.

Injured: Danny Cipriani (left) was hospitalised on Wednesday night after being hit by a double-decker bus while in fancy dress on a pub crawl in Leeds

Injured: Danny Cipriani (left) was hospitalised on Wednesday night after being hit by a double-decker bus while in fancy dress on a pub crawl in Leeds

Accident: Danny is believed to have been hit by the bus after he finished drinking in the Dry Dock (pictured)

 

Accident: Danny is believed to have been hit by the bus after he finished drinking in the Dry Dock (pictured)

Danny’s model girlfriend Kelly was back in London, filming the latest episode of ITV2 show Celebrity Juice.

It is understood that Danny’s friends and management team frantically attempted to contact the model following the accident.

Staff at the Leeds hospital where Cipriani was being treated were today hoping Brook would visit, with nurse Stephanie Burnett tweeting: ‘Bit of celeb spotting at work tonight… Shame I’m not a rugby fan! Maybe Kelly Brook will come for a visit?! #makemyshiftintresting.’

 
Loved up: Kelly and Danny rekindled their relationship following her split from Thom Evans (pictured, the pair together in February)

Loved up: Kelly and Danny rekindled their relationship following her split from Thom Evans (pictured, the pair together in February)

 
 
 
Ace: Danny was out with his Sale Sharks teammates - they are believed to have gone on the famous Otley pub crawl

Ace: Danny was out with his Sale Sharks teammates – they are believed to have gone on the famous Otley pub crawl

Earlier his agent told The Sun: ‘He was running across the road and just misjudged the speed of the bus.’

Danny and his teammates had been enjoying themselves on the infamous ‘Otley Run’ pub crawl.

The Otley Run pub crawl is a popular choice for stag dos and starts at Woodies Ale House, ending at The Dry Dock.

Images from the evening showed the sportsman with his face painted, as the team had dressed up for the night out.

 
Unaware: Kelly appeared unaware of the incident as she arrived back home after recording an episode of Celebrity Juice

Unaware: Kelly appeared unaware of the incident as she arrived back home after recording an episode of Celebrity Juice

 

 
Still smiling: Kelly looked in good spirits as she called it a night and returned home
Still smiling: Kelly looked in good spirits as she called it a night and returned home
 

Still smiling: Kelly looked in good spirits as she called it a night and returned home

 
Concerned: Kelly, pictured in one of her modeling shots, was thought to be unaware of her boyfriends accident as she was filming Celebrity Juice

Concerned: Kelly, pictured in one of her modeling shots, was thought to be unaware of her boyfriends accident as she was filming Celebrity Juice

 

Pub crawl: Danny was on the popular Otley Pub Crawl which takes in 14 boozers in Leeds

Pub crawl: Danny was on the popular Otley Pub Crawl which takes in 14 boozers in Leeds

Following the incident, one witness expressed his shock on Twitter, writing: ‘Some guy’s been hit by a bus outside Leeds uni and every bit of the bus front window is smashed to pieces, imagine what the guy looks like.’

And student Molly Bridgeman, 18, added: ‘The front right corner of the bus was caved in. There were four police cars there. It was horrific.’

A passenger who was on the bus that hit Cipriani, Erin Bailey, said: ‘I saw him go in front of the windscreen, but I didn’t see him running out but we could see them before that running in and out of the road’.

Student Ellie Parkes said: ‘The front was really smashed up. The scene was quite chilling, his friends were all there by the ambulance still in fancy dress, not really knowing what to do.

‘According to a lady I spoke to, minutes before they were all drunkenly running about in the road.’

But seemingly unaware of the incident, Kelly looked in good spirits as she returned home after the show, smiling widely as she made her way out of her car.

MailOnline has contacted Danny’s spokesperson for further comment.

 
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