Dan Walker: Host ‘confident’ not to blame for bike accident | UK news

Announcer Dan Walker said he was “confident I’m not at fault” after he was hit by a car while riding his bike earlier this week.

The old one BBC The breakfast presenter was fell off his bike on monday morning while walking on a downtown road sheffield.

Writing in The Sunday Times, the 45-year-old said he “could have been killed” but confirmed that he cannot remember any details of the accident.

“There’s still nothing there, which makes a lot of me very happy. I can’t go into detail at the moment because it may take the police another week or so to publish their report, but after talking to Conor (a police officer ), I am confident that I am not at fault and I hope this can be resolved out of court,” he said.

“I know I could have died, but I also know how easy it is to make a mistake, even when you’re trying to be careful.

“I really can’t remember what they (the driver) looked like, from that moment on they were looking at me when I got back, but I do remember that they looked deeply distressed and I imagine that’s all they’re thinking about at the moment. .

“That Monday could have been the day that changed their lives forever. I asked Conor if I could speak to the driver if they were okay with it. I’ll let you know what happens.”

Dan Walker posts photos on his twitter after being involved in a car accident while riding his bike

Presenter hopes to return to work next week

Walker thanked the police, NHS and ambulance services, as well as friends, family and members of the public who helped him after the accident.

He said he hated “doing nothing” and confirmed that he hopes to return to his role as Channel 5 anchor next week.

“As long as the swelling and bruising has gone down, I think I’ll be back to work later this week,” he wrote.

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Dan Walker posts photos on his twitter after being involved in a car accident while riding his bike

‘Don’t be a helmet. wear a helmet

In several social media posts following the accident, Walker said the helmet he wore saved his life.

In his article for The Sunday Times, he writes: “If anyone is looking for a new campaign slogan for cyclists, may I humbly suggest the message in some of the flowers that arrived this week: ‘Don’t be a helmet. Wear a helmet.’ “

On Wednesday, a spokesman for South Yorkshire Police told Sky News: “No arrests have been made and investigations are ongoing.”

Walker left the BBC to join Channel 5 last year and took part in the 2021 series of Strictly Come Dancing.

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