Broadcaster Dan Walker has said he is “sure it’s not my fault” after he was hit by a car while riding his bike earlier this week.
previous BBC The breakfast host was he hit his bike Monday morning while riding on a highway downtown Sheffield.
Writing in The Sunday Times, the 45-year-old said he “could have died” but confirmed he cannot remember any details of the crash.
“There’s nothing there yet, so a big part of me is very happy. I can’t go into details right now because it might take another week for the police to release their report, but, after speaking with Conor (a police officer official), I am sure that I am not at fault and I hope that 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 can’t really remember what they (the driver) looked like, from that moment they were looking at me when I turned around, but I do remember they looked deeply distraught and I imagine that’s all they’re thinking at the moment.
“That Monday could have been the day that changed his life forever. I asked Conor if I could talk to the driver if he was okay with that. I’ll let you know what happens.”
Presenter expects 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 newscaster next week.
“As long as the swelling and bruising has subsided I think I’ll be back to work later this week,” he wrote.
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‘Don’t be a helmet. Wear a helmet’
In various social media posts after the accident that Walker has 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 humbly suggest the message on 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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