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Dan Walker ‘glad to be alive’ as he’s rushed to hospital following bike accident

Dan Walker ‘glad to be alive’ as he’s rushed to hospital following bike accident

The Channel 5 presenter was hit by a car while cycling

Journalist and former BBC Breakfast host Dan Walker has said he is 'glad to be alive' after he was struck by a car while riding his bike.

Walker, 45, shocked fans as he shared a picture of his bloody face on Twitter today (20 February) while he was being transported to hospital following the incident.

It's unclear where Walker was cycling at the time, but he evidently came off his bike as he was struck by the car and hit his head on impact.

Images showed the journalist with blood on his collar, running from his mouth and smeared under his nose following the crash, which also left him with a grazed cheek and chin.

Walker was left with multiple cuts after the accident.
PA Images / Alamy Stock Photo

In his post, Walker wrote: "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."

He snapped his selfies while in an ambulance on the way to hospital, with two ambulance workers smiling in the background.

"Thanks to Shaun and Jamie for sorting me out and the lovely copper at the scene. This is my smiling," Walker wrote, before adding: "Thankful for our NHS."

The journalist, who is married with three children, was quickly flooded with well-wishes from concerned fans and followers on Twitter after he shared news of the accident.

Walker was taken to hospital after the crash.

ITV News presenter Sally Biddulph responded: "So glad you are OK Dan, what a shock. Rest up and feel better soon."

Another Twitter user replied: "Blimey, Dan. That looks painful. Glad you're ok, in the grand scheme of things. Recover well!"

Other fans shared their shock over the accident on Instagram, where one person wrote: "Oh no pal. Hope you’re ok. Think the make up department will be working extra hard on you! Seriously, wishing you a speedy recovery."

Walker presented BBC Breakfast from 2016 until May 2022, after which he moved to Channel 5 to present 5 News.

The presenter recently enjoyed Valentine's Day with his wife, who he has been married to for more than 20 years, and admitted he has had his highs and lows with Valentine's gifts over the years.

The presenter thanked the NHS after his accident.

Writing in his column for iNews, he wrote: "My best gifts over the years have included posh chocolates, meals out and a surprise trip to see Les Miserables at the theatre.

"If watching Michael Ball belting out 'Empty Chairs and Empty Tables' was the height of my Valentinian prowess, then the low point came about a decade ago when I inexplicably decided to wrap a saucepan up with an accompanying card."

The night before the accident, Walker indicated he was in Sheffield as he posted a photo of the sky over the city.

Featured Image Credit: @mrdanwalker/Instagram

Topics: Celebrity, TV and Film, Health, NHS