Carol Kirkwood injured in bike accident after weather presenter is hit by a car
19 May 2020, 12:08
Carol Kirkwood has revealed she was injured in a bike accident after being hit by a car while cycling.
The 57-year-old weather presenter returned to TV screens this morning after taking time off of work since the accident.
Taking to Twitter, Carol told her 180,000 followers: "Morning! Hope you and yours are all keeping well and safe. Been off following an accident.
"Got knocked off my bike by a car and got injured. Biggest thanks ever to the Police (Chris and Faye), the Ambulance Crew (Miranda and Stewart) who tended to me and took me to Hospital.
"And especially Peter Foskett-Tharby at Wexham Park Hospital."
Been off following an accident. Got knocked off my bike by a car and got injured. Biggest thanks ever to the Police (Chris and Faye), the Ambulance Crew (Miranda and Stewart) who tended to me and took me to Hospital. And especially Peter Foskett-Tharby at Wexham Park Hospital ♥️— Carol Kirkwood (@carolkirkwood) May 19, 2020
After receiving hundreds of well wishes, Carol posted: "I am overwhelmed and humbled by all your lovely tweets.
"Will read them properly when I get home later. THANK YOU! It is so good to be back. Hope you are all keeping well xxx.
Returning to her slot on BBC Breakfast to present the weather forecast, Carol gave another update to viewers.
Carol said: "Thank you to everybody for your concern. I was out on my bike and got knocked off it by a car that drove into me.
"It was a pure accident of course. I got injured. But this is a great opportunity to say thank you to the three cyclists who helped me immediately after the incident.
"Also the police, the Thames Valley Police, that was Chris and also Faye and then the ambulance that also tended to me and took me to hospital and that was Miranda and Stewart.
"And at Wexam Park Hospital, this man is a genius, his name is Peter Foskett-Tharby and I can't thank him enough. I am so grateful to you all."
Carol went on to add that she still has a "nasty injury" from the accident.
The presenter said: "I still have a nasty injury on my knee but I'm herein it's great to be here and I'm so grateful for that."