Dan Walker was knocked out cold for 20 minutes after he was hit by a car while cycling in a horror crash.
The ex-BBC presenter, 45, was struck in Sheffield as he was on the way to the train station. However, he has no memory of the crash and thanked his helmet for saving his life.
He said: ‘I think I got hit by a car but was out cold for about 20 minutes. I have no memory of it.
‘I can’t believe I haven’t broken anything or that it is so much worse. I came round on the tarmac with paramedics and police standing over me. I’m very thankful to still be here and just have a beast of a headache.’
Walker thanked the two paramedics who treated him for the injuries before tweeting a picture of them from inside an ambulance. He said he was knocked out cold for 20 minutes
Dan Walker tweeted this selfie of his swollen and cut face, accompanied by a bloodied white shirt, after arriving home from hospital today
The presenter previously posed for a selfie with his bicycle, believed to be the same bike he was using before the crash
He tweeted a selfie of his swollen and cut face, accompanied by a bloodied white shirt, saying he has ‘no memory of anything’.
Walker said: ‘Blown away by all the lovely messages. Thank you. Just got home from hospital. Battered and bruised but – amazingly – nothing broken. Very thankful to still be here.
‘Thanks for all your kindness. Jamie & Shaun were so great in the ambulance – not sure I was making much sense.
‘Thanks to Conor the copper, Charlotte in x-ray & Hannah (below) for being so considerate & brilliant in such a busy A & E.
‘The helmet I was wearing saved my life today so – if you’re on a bike – get one on your head. Smashed my watch & phone, ruined my trousers, my bike is a mess but I’m still here.
Dan Walker was pictured leaving hospital this afternoon following a frightening collision near his family home
Earlier, Walker tweeted three pictures from inside the back of an ambulance as he was treated for his injuries
‘Currently eating soup through a straw and being looked after by this gorgeous, tired nurse’.
It comes after Walker took selfies of his bloodied face from the inside of an ambulance as he shared details of the frightening incident on the outskirts of the city.
But as worried relatives asked how he was feeling in the driveway of as he returned home this afternoon, Mrs Walker told MailOnline: ‘He’s home and he’s safe.’
Describing her husband’s ordeal when he was struck by a car earlier this morning, she said: ‘It was a bit of a shock and very scary.’ She added: ‘He definitely won’t be going into work tonight.’
The presenter regularly makes the two-mile trip from his home, where he lives with his wife and three children Susanna, Joe and Jessica, to the station to catch the train down to London.
But his wife revealed that he was ‘out of it’ when he took selfies alongside two Yorkshire Ambulance Service paramedics following the collision this morning.
Walker posted a series of pictures, including a selfie with a nurse, after returning home from hospital
The former BBC presenter took selfies of his bloodied face from the inside of an ambulance as he shared details of the frightening incident
Earlier, Walker tweeted: ‘Bit of an accident this morning. Glad to be alive after getting hit by a car on my bike. Face is a mess but I don’t think anything is broken.
‘Thanks to Shaun and Jamie for sorting me out and the lovely copper at the scene. This is my [sic] smiling. Thankful for our NHS.’
Sarah declined to say what injuries he sustained, but he appeared shaken and wobbly on his feet as he walked across the large drive and up the steps to his front door. His face looked swollen and bruised.
When asked if he wanted to talk about the frightening experience, his wife replied: ‘Not for the time being thank you. He needs to rest.’
Walker has previously told of how he finds using taxis in London to be a ‘nightmare’ and instead commutes to work by bicycle.
Speaking in December, he said: ‘I can go from Downing Street to St Pancras in about 15 minutes, and it’s about 30 minutes in a taxi so although I feel like a bit of a geek sometimes, I’m very much enjoying it.’
‘My trousers don’t feel loose. My mince pies are probably offsetting the use of a bike.’
Social media users were quick to send their well-wishes, with TV colleagues also passing on their sympathy.
Walker says he ‘smashed my watch & phone, ruined my trousers’ and his bicycle is said to be a ‘mess’
Cuts on the TV presenter’s hand following the frightening crash as he cycled to the train station this morning
Walker picture with a bicycle. He has previously said cycles because he finds using taxis to be a ‘nightmare’
Walker pictured alongside dance partner Nadiya Bychkova, who were paired together for Strictly Come Dancing in 2021
Walker shared rare family snaps as he enjoyed a half term break to Rome with wife Sarah and their three children Susanna, Joe and Jessica last year
Jeremy Vine, who regularly posts clips of himself becoming involved in incidents with drivers, added: ‘Dan, so sorry to hear this. Looks really painful. Hoping for a good recovery. Sending love.’
Strictly Come Dancing judge Motsi Mabuse wrote: ‘Oh wow!!! Get well soon.’
Mark Clemmit said: ‘Mate… Much love from us.’
Dr Punam Krishan added: ‘Gosh! Glad you’re ok, what a shock that must’ve been. Hope you feel better soon x’.
Alan Hardy responded: ‘Simply awful, so sorry Dan. Hate my boys out cycling, I’m on tender hooks [sic] and this is why. Recover soon pal and hope it’s just cuts and bruises.’
Walker hosted BBC Breakfast from 2016 and took part in the 2021 series of Strictly Come Dancing, revealing he signed up for the show to do something ‘fun’ and have a ‘giggle’ after reporting on difficult news stories during the pandemic.
He also hosted Football Focus for 12 years, along with regular appearances on Match of the Day, the Grand National, Royal Ascot and the NFL Show.
Last year he replaced Sian Williams as the lead anchor for 5 News after she announced she was stepping down in April last year.
He also presents a number of other shows on Channel 5 including Digging for Treasure.
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