Carol Kirkwood thanks police and medical staff after bike accident

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

Speaking on BBC Breakfast on her return to work, the weather presenter said that it was a "pure accident" but the incident had left her with a "nasty injury" on her knee.

She added: "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 but this is a great opportunity to say thank you to the three cyclists that helped me immediately after the incident."

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She also thanked police officers Chris and Faye, ambulance crew Miranda and Stewart and also the "genius" health worker Peter Foskett-Tharby, who treated her at Wexham Park Hospital in Slough.

The Scottish forecaster added: "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."

BBC Breakfast presenter Dan Walker tweeted to say that there is "a lot of love for Carol Kirkwood this morning".

He added: "She is OK, a little battered and bruised after her bike accident, but it's wonderful to have her back.

"Long may she reign."

Good Morning Britain presenter Charlotte Hawkins sent Kirkwood a "Get well soon" message on social media.

She wrote: "So sorry to hear that Carol, poor you!

"Get well soon. Sending love."

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After the presenter thanked the officers who helped her during the news, Thames Valley Police tweeted: "Good to hear you are OK Carol Kirkwood and we wish you all the best with the rest of your recovery."

The NHS trust that runs Wexham Park Hospital also sent a message to the presenter following her on air comments.

"We're glad to see you back on your feet Carol!" Frimley Health National Health Service Foundation Trust tweeted.

Kirkwood is a regular presenter on BBC Breakfast and also featured in the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing in 2015.

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