Dan Walker bike accident: Former BBC presenter posts health update

Channel 5 presenter Dan Walker has issued a health update following a cycling accident.

The 45-year-old former BBC Breakfast presenter was struck by a car while riding a bike on the morning of February 20 in Sheffield.

Walker updated fans on his Twitter page Saturday as he thanked the public for their kind messages and shared his gratitude for his family, friends and those who cared for him after the collision.

Along with a series of images showing his bloodied face healing, the presenter wrote: “Not quite the week I had planned but I am on the mend. I am so grateful for all your kind messages and to my family and dear friends.”

Dan Walker updates fans on Twitter after bike accident

“I’m also thankful for the paramedics, police and people who took care of me at A&E.”

The broadcast journalist also revealed that he had written about his experience in an article in The Times on Sunday.

The thoughtful article, titled ‘Dan Walker on his horrific bike accident: Don’t worry, I’m not dead’, looks at how lucky he is to be alive after being hit on a roundabout.

The presenter shared in the article that he did not remember any details of the accident: “There is nothing there yet, so a large part of me is very happy.

“I can’t go into details right now because it could take another week for the police to release their report but after speaking with Conor (a police officer) I am confident that I am not at fault and hope this can be resolved. resolved out of court.

“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 they were looking at me when I turned around, but I do remember that they looked deeply distraught and I imagine that is all they are thinking at the moment.

“That Monday could have been the day that changed his life forever. I asked Conor if she could talk to the driver if he was okay with it. I’ll let you know what happens.

The update follows Walker’s original tweet where he shared with fans a selfie of his bloodied face from an ambulance with the NHS staff who were caring for him.

“Little accident this morning. Glad to be alive after getting hit by a car on my bike,” the host posted.

“Face is a mess but I don’t think anything is broken. Thanks to Shaun and Jamie for sorting me out and the lovely policeman on the scene. This is my smile. Thank you for our NHS.”

Walker currently presents 5News on Channel 5 and also presented BBC Breakfast between 2016 and 2022.

On top of that, he presented the BBC sports show Football Focus from 2009 to 2021 and was among the celebrities who competed on Strictly Come Dancing in its 19th series.

Speaking to the PA news agency, a spokeswoman for South Yorkshire Police said it was a “collision with minor injuries” and that the force would not “provide details”.


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