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

Dan Walker's road accident left him "out cold for about 20 minutes" on Monday morning.

The Channel 5 News presenter and ex-Strictly Come Dancing star documented his recovery via Twitter after being safely transported to hospital, going on to reveal that his work commute to a Sheffield train station was almost his very last.

"Bit of an accident this morning. Glad to be alive after getting hit by a car on my bike," the 45 year old wrote to 792,000 followers.

"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 has now revealed he does not remember the horrific event itself.

Dan, who also worked on Football Focus for 12 years, went on to highlight the support he's been shown since announcing his crash.

"Blown away by all the lovely messages. Thank you," he continued. "Just got home from hospital. Battered and bruised but – amazingly – nothing broken. Very thankful to still be here.

"I have no memory of anything and just remember coming round on the tarmac with paramedics & police around me.

"Thanks for all your kindness. Jamie & Shaun were so great in the ambulance – not sure I was making much sense [laughing emoji] Thanks to Conor the copper, Charlotte in x-ray & Hannah for being so considerate & brilliant in such a busy A & E."

In a later update, Dan claimed that had he not been wearing a helmet at the time, he wouldn't have been here to tell the tale.

"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 [praying emoji].

"I understand this is a contentious issue and I don't want an argument about it. I'm just happy mine worked today and the police officer at the scene called me this afternoon and said I would not be here now if I wasn't wearing one [helmet emoji]."

Responding to his pal's shock news, beloved footy pundit Chris Kamara commented: "Wow glad you are ok'ish Dan", before Love Island's Chris Hughes and Piers Morgan added: "Jesus. Glad you’re mending Dan" and "Actually, a slight aesthetic improvement… glad you're OK mate."


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