Dan Walker: The presenter is ‘confident’ he is not to blame for bike crash uk news

The 45-year-old former BBC Breakfast presenter said he “could have died” but confirmed he was unable to remember any details of the accident.

Sat 25 Feb 2023 22:12 UK

Broadcaster Dan Walker has said he is “confident I am not guilty” after he was hit by a car on his bike earlier this week.

the former BBC was the breakfast presenter banged his bike on monday morning while riding on a road in the middle sheffield,

Writing in The Sunday Times, the 45-year-old said he “could have died” but confirmed he was unable to remember any details of the accident.

“Still nothing, which a big part of me is very happy about. I can’t go into details at the moment as it may take another week for the police to publish their report, but talking to Conor (a cop) officer), I believe I am not to blame and I hope it can be resolved outside the courts,” 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 can’t really remember what they (the drivers) looked like from the moment they looked at me as I came back, but I remember they looked very distressed and I think they just This is what Pal is thinking.

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

The presenter is expected 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 following the accident.

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

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

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‘Don’t be a helmet. wear a helmet’

In several social media posts following Walker’s accident Said wearing a helmet 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 on some flowers that came up this week: ‘Don’t be a helmet. Wear it.” ,

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

Walker left the BBC last year to join Channel 5 and take part in series 1 of Strictly Come Dancing in 2021.

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