Broadcaster Dan Walker ‘glad to be alive’ after being hit by car on his bike in Sheffield

TV presenter Dan Walker who was hit by a car on his bike in Sheffield leaving him with a bloodied and bruised face has thanked those who came to his aid.

The former University of Sheffield alumni shared pictures to his Twitter of his graphic injury as he sat in the back of an ambulance with two paramedics.

Dan Walker lives in Sheffield, where the incident is believed to have taken place, with his wife and children.

In his Tweet the 45-year-old former BBC Breakfast presenter said ‘I don’t think anything is broken’ and thanked the NHS for the care they had given him.

Dan, who works for 5 News on Channel 5 appeared to see the funny side of the incident after posting himself with a grim look alongside a caption of ‘This is me smiling 😂’.

He said his ‘face was a mess’ but appeared from the photos to be in a stable condition.

Dan is said to be be replaced by Tessa Chapman as the lead presenter for Channel 5 News later today in response to the accident.

Dan has a master’s degree in Journalism Studies from The University of Sheffield which he earned in 1999.

The accident occurred on a day where 1,400 Yorkshire Ambulance workers are striking meaning the service was likely experiencing disruption when they were called to the crash.

Yorkshire Ambulance Service took to Twitter to wish Dan well saying, ‘Always proud of our amazing staff.
Wishing you a speedy recovery’.

Written by Christian Wood

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