Dan Walker: Presenter ‘convinced’ not to blame for bike accident | UK news

Broadcaster Dan Walker said he was “convinced I am not at fault” after being hit by a car while cycling earlier this week.

Were BBC The breakfast presenter was came off the bike on Monday morning while driving downtown Sheffield.

Writing in The Sunday Times, the 45-year-old said he “could have died” but confirmed he had no recollection of any details of the accident.

Twitter screenshot after a bicycle accident.  Photos: @mrdanwalker

“There is still nothing there, which a large part of me is very happy about. I can’t go into details at the moment as the police may need about a week to release their report, but after talking to Conor (police officer), I am confident that I am not guilty and 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 if you try to be careful.

“I don’t really remember what they (the driver) looked like, they looked at me from then on when I recovered, but I remember they looked deeply worried and I imagine that’s all they’re thinking about in a moment.

“That Monday could have been the day that changed their lives forever. I asked Conor if I would be able to talk to the driver if he agreed. I’ll let you know what happens.”

Dan Walker posts pictures on his Twitter after being involved in a car accident while riding his bike

The 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 he hoped to return to his role as Channel 5 news presenter next week.

“Until the swelling and bruising subside, I think I’ll be back to work later this week,” he wrote.

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Dan Walker posts pictures 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 after Walker’s accident he said the helmet he was wearing saved his life.

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

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

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

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