Dashcam video has emerged of the moment former BBC presenter Dan Walker was knocked off his bike at a high-profile roundabout in Sheffield city center.
Walker, 45, was struck by a car while trying to ride a bike on Moore Street during the morning rush hour, leaving him bloody and bruised.
In footage of a car in front of the accident, Walker can be seen on his bike when the rear wheel struck a car’s front wing.
When the car slammed into Walker, the father-of-three was sent sprawling onto the track and narrowly avoided getting under his wheels.
The Strictly Come Dancing star was unconscious for 20 minutes on the road and woke up to paramedics and police officers standing over him.
Walker on his bike and the black car were seen getting closer and closer before the crash that left the presenter unconscious for 20 minutes.
In footage of a car ahead, Walker’s rear wheel can be seen catching the car’s front wing, flipping the Strictly Come Dancing star upside down.
He was knocked out and narrowly avoided being hit by the car after the law spun on the roundabout track.
The former BBC presenter took selfies of his bloody face from inside an ambulance as he shared details of the terrifying incident.
Dan Walker was hit by a car while trying to cycle through the roundabout on Moore Street in central Sheffield, according to MailOnline.
MailOnline found that there is a cycle lane which would have diverted you via a meter below, avoiding heavy traffic.
Instead, he continued to cycle around the roundabout, which leads into central Sheffield from the city’s south-west suburbs, but was struck by a car and left unconscious for 20 minutes.
He had only been cycling for 15 minutes after leaving home and heading to the city’s train station about two miles away.
Police and paramedics responded to the scene, at the intersection of Moore Street and Hanover Way, at 8:36 am yesterday. Walker does not remember the accident and thanked his helmet for saving his life.
The roundabout is said to be a notorious accident blackspot.
He tweeted this selfie of his swollen and cut face, accompanied by a bloody white shirt, after coming home from the hospital today.
Walker thanked the two paramedics who treated him for his injuries before tweeting a photo of them from inside an ambulance. He said that he was unconscious for 20 minutes.
Emergency services were called to the scene at the junction of Moore Street and Hanover Way. A bike path is said to pass under the roundabout through a meter.
And reports say that 37 collisions occurred on Ecclesall Road between 2016 and 2019 where cyclists were injured.
Sheffield Cycle recounted above the star that six of these were registered at the Hunters Bar roundabout, on the same long stretch of road.
Road safety experts have warned cyclists to use cycle lanes whenever possible and have told road users to be more aware and vigilant.
The former BBC presenter had only been cycling for 15 minutes after leaving home and heading to the town’s train station some two miles away when he was struck and left unconscious for 20 minutes.
Rebecca Guy, RoSPA’s road safety manager, said: “We believe that road users should be aware that they are using a shared space and therefore should be aware of others – this includes cyclists, people walking , people on scooters and those in other vehicles.
“While we recognize that bike lanes sometimes offer quieter routes with less traffic, cyclists can exercise their discretion and are not required to use them.”
Dr. Suzy Charman, Executive Director of the Road Safety Foundation, encouraged cyclists to use the bike lanes whenever possible.
She said: “We know that cyclists and pedestrians are particularly vulnerable to being killed or seriously injured when struck by vehicles moving faster than 20mph, so we’re now seeing a lot of 20mph speed limits.”
A bike path is said to pass under the roundabout through a meter.
Previously, Walker tweeted three photos from inside the back of an ambulance as he was being treated for his injuries.
“We are pleased that Dan’s injuries appear minor, but this collision illustrates the importance of controlling traffic speeds below 20 mph where bicyclists are expected to mix with motor vehicles or providing segregated facilities where traffic speeds they are taller.
‘I would advise cyclists to use segregated facilities where they are provided, especially when traffic is moving at more than 20mph, but I think there is also a responsibility on those who provide facilities to make sure they are safe and convenient.
“We have a dire need to encourage active travel that brings health and environmental benefits, yet we must also provide convenient and safe facilities to reap those benefits.”
In October 2021, a 23-year-old motorist died when he crashed into the railing on Moore Street, while last May a pedestrian was taken to hospital after being hit by a car just outside the roundabout.
A worker at a restaurant half a mile from the scene of the accident said: ‘It’s a very large and busy roundabout with heavy traffic. He’s lucky to have escaped serious injury.
‘Dan comes from time to time with his family, he is a very nice guy. I am glad that he is now home recovering.
The presenter previously posed for a selfie with his bike, which is believed to be the same one he used before the accident.
Walker tweeted a selfie of his swollen and cut face, accompanied by a bloody white shirt from the back of an ambulance.
He later wrote on social media: “I think I got hit by a car, but I was unconscious for about 20 minutes.” I have no recollection of that.
I can’t believe I didn’t break anything or that it’s much worse. I got to the track with paramedics and police officers standing over me. I am very grateful to still be here and have a huge headache.
Walker has presented BBC Breakfast since 2016 and took part in the 2021 series of Strictly Come Dancing, revealing that she signed up for the show to do something ‘fun’ and have a laugh after reporting on difficult news during the pandemic.
He also presented Football Focus for 12 years, along with regular appearances at Match of the Day, the Grand National, Royal Ascot and the NFL Show.
Last year, she replaced Sian Williams as 5 News’ lead anchor 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.