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Irish Mirror
Irish Mirror
Mark Jefferies

Dan Walker was knocked out cold for 20 minutes and has no memory of horror bike crash

Dan Walker has told how he was knocked out for 20 ­minutes after being hit by a car while cycling.

The 45-year-old Channel 5 News host posted pictures from the back of an ambulance of his bloodied mouth and nose.

He wrote “Bit of an accident this morning. Glad to be alive after getting hit by a car on my bike. Face is a mess. I don’t think anything is broken.

“Thanks to Shaun and Jamie for sorting me out and the lovely copper at the scene. Thankful for our NHS.”

Dan said later: “It happened in ­Sheffield on the way to the train station. I think I got hit by a car but was out cold for about 20 minutes. I have no memory of it.

Dan Walker was knocked off his bike on his way to a train station in Sheffield (Dan Walker - Twitter)
The star thanked NHS staff who cared for him in hospital after the scary experience (mrdanwalker/Instagram)

“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.” Former BBC star Dan was due to host Channel 5 news last night but is taking time off.

A spokesman for the channel said: “Dan will not be on air tonight. Tessa Chapman will present the show.”

Dan, who lives in Sheffield, cycles to train stations to get to the TV studio in London.

Fellow cyclist and Channel 5 presenter Jeremy Vine posted: “Dan, so sorry to hear this.

“Looks really painful. Hoping for a good recovery. Sending love.” Former boxer Tony Bellew said: “Get well soon Dan,” and Strictly judge Motsi Mabuse wrote: “Oh wow. Get well soon.”

Dan announced he was joining Channel 5 from BBC Breakfast in April last year.

He also previously presented the BBC’s Saturday morning sports show ­Football Focus, and appeared on Strictly Come Dancing, finishing fifth with partner Nadiya Bychkova.

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