Dan Walker shocked to be ‘lectured’ that helmets 'aren't important' after crash

Dan Walker shocked to be ‘lectured’ that helmets 'aren't important' after crash


Dan Walker has received an outpouring of support since he revealed that he’d been knocked off his bike by a car, stressing that his helmet ‘saved his life’.

However, some naysayers have felt the need to ‘lecture’ him with the false claim that bike helmets ‘aren’t important’, going against widely-known safety advice.

In a new tweet following his return home from hospital, the Channel 5 presenter said: ‘It’s odd to get lectured by people telling me that bike helmets aren’t important when the emergency services at the scene yesterday told me I probably wouldn’t be here if I wasn’t wearing one.

The 45-year-old continued: ‘Funny old world! I hope you’re having a good Tuesday. Soup through a straw for lunch⛑.’

One person responded to Dan’s tweets emphasising their personal knowledge of the importance of helmets in several different areas of life.

‘My wife, a speech and language therapist who is a specialist in dealing with brain injuries, could do a whole lecture on why the helmet is important when riding bikes, skateboarding or even while playing cricket. I’m glad you chose to wear a helmet and that you are alive,’ they wrote.

Following his return home from hospital, Dan admitted that he couldn’t sleep due to the amount of medication that he was on.

Instead, he read some of the thousands of messages he’d received from well-wishers, explaining that if his eyes weren’t so swollen, he would have cried.

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