Michael Ballack’s 18-year-old son, Emilio, has died in a horrific quad bike accident in Lisbon, Portugal.
According to reports, the teenager’s bike was parked on an ‘uneven piece of land’ when it rolled ‘backwards’ and crushed him.
Medics who were called to the scene attempted to revive him, but he was pronounced dead moments later.
An officer reportedly told Mirror: “I know the dead man was the son of a well-known footballer but I don’t have details about who it was.
“The accident happened at the family home. The quad rider wasn’t on a public road and his was the only vehicle involved.
“The quad was on an uneven piece of land and at this stage it appears to have gone backwards and as it did fell on top of the victim and crushed him.”
A spokesperson for the GNR police force also released a statement to the publication.
It read: “An 18-year-old man has died following an accident at a private property in Troia.
“We received an alert shortly after 2am on Thursday morning. I am not at liberty to go into details about the identity of the dead man.
“I can confirm he was on the vehicle he had his accident in alone.”
He added: “The accident happened at a property on a residential estate called Vilas do Mar in Troia. The incident is now under investigation and there is nothing more we can say.”
Condolences are now pouring in on Twitter.
Ballack’s former football team, Chelsea, shared a statement on Twitter saying they are ‘shocked and saddened’ to hear about the tragic incident.
It reads: “Everybody associated with Chelsea Football Club is shocked and saddened to learn of the death of Emilio Ballack at the terribly young age of 18.
“All our thoughts are with his father Michael and his family at this sad time.”
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