BBC Scottish presenter Carol Kirkwood injured in bike accident

Weather presenter Carol Kirkwood has thanked police, ambulance and hospital staff who helped her after she was knocked off her bike by a car.

BBC weather presenter Carol Kirkwood. Picture: Anthony Harvey/Getty Images
BBC weather presenter Carol Kirkwood. Picture: Anthony Harvey/Getty Images

Speaking on BBC Breakfast on her return to work yesterday, Kirkwood said it was a “pure accident”, but the incident had left her with a “nasty injury” on her knee.

She said: “I was out on my bike and got knocked off it by a car that drove into me.

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“It was a pure accident of course, but this is a great opportunity to say thank you to the three cyclists that helped me immediately after the incident.” She also thanked police officers Chris and Faye, ambulance crew Miranda and Stewart and also the “genius” doctor Peter Foskett-Tharby, who treated her at Wexham Park Hospital in Slough.

The Scottish forecaster said: “I still have a nasty injury on my knee, but I’m here and it is great to be here and I’m so grateful for that.” Kirkwood also featured in the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing in 2015.

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