Dan Walker reveals what he dreamt while he was knocked out after crash
Bike crash presenter Dan Walker reveals he dreamt he was transporting baguettes, croissants and jam in France when he was knocked out in the smash – but managed to phone boss to insist ‘I’m not dead!’
- Dan Walker has shared more details of his horror bike crash in Sheffield
- He imagined he was riding in the French countryside with baguettes and jam
Channel 5 presenter Dan Walker imagined he was cycling along a tree-lined French road with a basket full of baguettes, croissants and jam after he was knocked out by a motorist while cycling through a roundabout.
The 45-year-old former BBC Breakfast host said when he finally came to, he saw three paramedics looking down at him – along with the extremely overwhelmed driver.
Despite suffering minor injuries, Walker immediately asked a paramedic to phone his boss and shouted through the phone from his stretcher: ‘Don’t worry – I’m not dead.’
Walker was on his way to the train station in Sheffield on Monday morning when he was taken out. He was sent sprawling onto the tarmac and narrowly avoided going under its wheels.
He told The Sun: ‘All of a sudden, in my head, I was cycling along a tree-lined French country road. I was on one of those classic bikes with a basket on the front and it was full of baguettes and croissants. There was jam.
‘The picture-perfect scene was ruined by a flash of black.’
The 45-year-old former BBC Breakfast host said when he finally came to, he saw three paramedics looking down at him – along with the extremely overwhelmed driver
He has no memory of the crash itself and thanked his helmet for saving his life. The roundabout is said to be a notorious accident black spot.
In spite of the lapse in his memory, Walker says he is ‘confident I am not to blame’.
South Yorkshire Police, who are investigating the crash, said that no arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing.
He previously posted photos of himself and his injuries as he thanked paramedics for their care. He described thinking he was going to die after the car ploughed into him on Monday.
He has been sent flowers, ice cream, saucepan ready meals and even a replacement pair of trousers after his were ‘ruined’ in the crash.
Photos from Mr Walker’s Instagram show him in a Yorkshire ambulance with facial and hand injuries from the horror collision.
In a statement after the crash, the ex-BBC Breakfast journalist said: ‘Just got home from hospital. Battered and bruised but – amazingly – nothing broken.
Photos from Mr Walker’s Instagram show him in a Yorkshire ambulance with facial and hand injuries from the horror collision
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‘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.
‘So thankful for our NHS. The helmet I was wearing saved my life today so – if you’re on a bike – get one on your head.
‘Smashed my watch and phone, ruined my trousers, my bike is a mess but I’m still here.’
Writing in The Times newspaper, Walker said: ‘There is still nothing there, which a large part of me is very happy about. I can’t go into details at the moment because the police might take another week or so to publish their report but, after talking to Conor (a police officer), I am confident that I am not to blame and I hope this can be resolved outside the courts.
‘I know I could have died but I also know how easy it is to make a mistake, even when you’re trying to be careful.
‘I can’t really remember what they (the driver) looked like, from that moment they were looking over me as I came round, but I do recall that they looked deeply distressed and I imagine it is all they are thinking about at the moment.
‘That Monday could have been the day that changed their life for ever. I asked Conor if I would be able to talk to the driver if they were OK with that.’
Walker also said he has hated ‘doing nothing’ and confirmed that he hopes to return to his role as a Channel 5 news anchor next week.
‘As long as the swelling and bruising have gone down, I think I will go back to work later this week,’ he wrote.
‘Channel 5 have been brilliant. They sent me some chocolates in the post. I sucked the caramel one and will come back to the rest once the mouth is back to full power.’
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