Dan Walker admits he could have died after bike crash left him bloodied

Dan Walker has admitted that he "could have died" after being knocked off his bike while remaining "confident" that he wasn't to blame for the crash that left him bloodied and bruised.

The former BBC Breakfast presenter has also revealed that he still has no recollection of the incident that happened in Sheffield – where he lives – on Monday.

In the aftermath, Dan, 45, posted a picture of his badly bashed-up face on Instagram which shocked his followers and led to an outpouring of well-wishing comments.

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And he has now told The Times newspaper: "There is still nothing there, which a large part of me is very happy about. I can’t go into details at the moment because the police might take another week or so to publish their report but, after talking to Conor (a police officer), I am confident that I am not to blame and I hope this can be resolved outside the courts.

"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 over me as I came round, but I do recall that they looked deeply distressed and I imagine it is all they are thinking about at the moment.

"That Monday could have been the day that changed their life forever. I asked Conor if I would be able to talk to the driver if they were OK with that. I’ll let you know what happens."

The former Football Focus host credited the helmet he was wearing with saving his life.

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He also expressed his gratitude to the members of the public who cared for him after the crash, as well as the NHS and ambulance services.

Dan then went on to say that he hates "doing nothing" and is hoping to return to his job as a Channel 5 news anchor in the coming days "as long as the swelling and bruising have gone down".

He added: "Channel 5 have been brilliant. They sent me some chocolates in the post.

"I sucked the caramel one and will come back to the rest once the mouth is back to full power."


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