Dashcam emerges showing moment Channel 5’s Dan Walker is knocked out cold when the rear wheel of his bike catches car’s front wing sending him sprawling and narrowly avoiding going under its wheels on Sheffield danger roundabout
- Video has emerged of the moment ex-BBC presenter knocked from his bike
- Dan Walker has no memory of the crash in the centre of Sheffield yesterday
Dashcam video has emerged of the moment ex-BBC presenter Dan Walker was knocked off his bike on a notorious roundabout in the Sheffield city centre.
Walker, 45, was hit by a car while trying to cycle on Moore Street during morning rush hour, leaving him bloodied and bruised.
In footage from a car in front of the accident, Walker can be seen on his bicycle when the rear wheel caught a car’s front wing.
As the car crashed into Walker, the father-of-three was sent sprawling onto the tarmac and narrowly avoiding going under its wheels.
The Strictly Come Dancing TV star lay unconscious for 20 minutes on the road and woke up to paramedics and police standing over him.
This is the moment ex-BBC presenter and father-of-three Dan Walker, 45, was struck by a car while on a roundabout in Sheffield. Walker was knocked unconscious for 20 minutes after the crash
MailOnline has discovered there is a cycling path that would have diverted him through a subway underneath, avoiding heavy traffic.
Instead, he cycled straight on and over the roundabout, which leads into central Sheffield from the south western suburbs of the city, but was hit by a car and rendered unconscious for 20 minutes.
He had only been cycling for 15-minutes after leaving home and heading to the city’s rail station about two miles away.
Police and paramedics were called to the scene, on the junction of Moore Street and Hanover Way, at 8.36am yesterday. Walker has no memory of the crash and thanked his helmet for saving his life.
The roundabout is said to be a notorious accident black spot.
Dan Walker was hit by a car while trying to cycle over the roundabout on Moore Street in the centre of Sheffield, MailOnline understands
He tweeted this selfie of his swollen and cut face, accompanied by a bloodied white shirt, after arriving home from hospital today
Emergency services were called to the scene on the junction of Moore Street and Hanover Way. A cycle lane is said to go under the roundabout through a subway
And reports say 37 collisions have happened on Ecclesall Road between 2016 and 2019 where cyclists have been injured.
Cycle Sheffield previously told the Star that six of these were recorded at Hunters Bar roundabout, on the same long stretch of road.
Road safety experts have warned cyclists to use cycle lanes where possible and told road users to be more aware and on the ‘lookout’.
The ex-BBC presenter had only been cycling for 15 minutes after leaving home and heading to the city’s rail station about two miles away when he was hit and left unconscious for 20 minutes.
Rebecca Guy, Road Safety Manager at RoSPA, said: ‘We believe road users should be aware they are using a shared space and therefore on the lookout for others – this includes cyclists, people out walking, people on scooters and those in other vehicles.
‘Although we do recognise that cycle paths sometimes provide quieter routes with less traffic, cyclists may exercise their judgement and are not obliged to use them.’
Dr Suzy Charman, Executive Director of the Road Safety Foundation encouraged cyclists to use cycle lanes where possible.
She said: ‘We know that cyclists and pedestrians are particularly vulnerable to being killed or seriously injured when they are struck by vehicles moving above 20mph which is why we are seeing lots of 20mph speed limits being put into place now.
A cycle lane is said to go under the roundabout through a subway
Earlier, Walker tweeted three pictures from inside the back of an ambulance as he was treated for his injuries
‘We are pleased that Dan’s injuries appear minor, but this collision does illustrate the importance of either managing traffic speeds below 20mph where cyclists are expected to mix with motorised vehicles or providing segregated facilities where traffic speeds are higher.
‘I would advise cyclists to use segregated facilities where they are provided especially where traffic is moving above 20mph, but I think there is also an onus on those that provide facilities to make sure they are safe and convenient.
‘We very much need to encourage active travel which brings health and environmental benefits, however we also need to provide convenient and safe facilities in order to realise those benefits.’
In October 2021 a 23-year-old motorist died when he crashed into railings on Moore Street, while last May a pedestrian was taken to hospital after being hit by a car just off the roundabout.
One restaurant worker half a mile from the accident scene said: ‘It’s a really big, busy roundabout with lots of traffic. He’s luckily to have escaped serious injury.
‘Dan comes in now and again with his family, he’s a really nice guy. I’m glad he’s now at home recuperating.’
The presenter previously posed for a selfie with his bicycle, believed to be the same bike he was using before the crash
Walker thanked the two paramedics who treated him for the injuries before tweeting a picture of them from inside an ambulance. He said he was knocked out cold for 20 minutes
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Walker tweeted a selfie of his swollen and cut face, accompanied by a bloodied white shirt from the back of an ambulance.
He later wrote on social media: ‘I think I got hit by a car but was out cold for about 20 minutes. I have no memory of it.
‘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.’
Walker hosted BBC Breakfast from 2016 and took part in the 2021 series of Strictly Come Dancing, revealing he signed up for the show to do something ‘fun’ and have a ‘giggle’ after reporting on difficult news stories during the pandemic.
He also hosted Football Focus for 12 years, along with regular appearances on Match of the Day, the Grand National, Royal Ascot and the NFL Show.
Last year he replaced Sian Williams as the lead anchor for 5 News after she announced she was stepping down in April last year.
He also presents a number of other shows on Channel 5 including Digging for Treasure.
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