Storm Huntley has said she ‘would not be here this morning’ if she had not been wearing a helmet when she was knocked off her bicycle by a car on Monday.
The TV presenter, who stars opposite Jeremy Vine on the Channel 5 show that bears his name, was hit by a vehicle that crossed her path to make a left turn while she was cycling home from work in London.
Detailing the crash on Tuesday morning’s programme, Storm recalled: ‘I am knocked off my bike and I bang my head so hard on the pavement that I crack my helmet.
‘I am standing here today thanking my lucky stars that I decided to put my helmet on because if I wasn’t wearing that, that crack wouldn’t be on my helmet, it would be on my skull, so I would not be here this morning.’
Storm continued: ‘The driver was shaken, there was no aggression, there was nobody being competitive on the road, that was an accident.
‘Accidents happen, please put your helmets on, and even if you think you’re a good driver, double check.’
Jeremy, who is a keen cyclist, branded the motorist ‘a shocking driver’, adding: ‘He shouldn’t be on the road.’
It comes after the broadcaster sparked controversy by sharing a video on Twitter of cyclists riding four abreast on a country road and saying: ‘People who cycle in the country should be encouraged to ride 2, 3 and 4 abreast like this.
Storm recalled the terrifying accident on Jeremy Vine today (Picture: Channel 5)
‘For the following reasons: 1. It calms the traffic behind them 2. It makes it less easy for bad drivers to attempt dangerous passes 3. It is more pleasant and sociable for them.’
Some of the 6,300 comments on the footage accused the cyclists of ‘self-entitlement’ and ‘blocking the road’.
Speaking on the show, Jeremy said he would ‘absolutely’ still encourage people to cycle after Storm’s accident.
‘If you don’t cycle, you end up a couch potato,’ he continued.
However, Storm told him: ‘I think my other half put the bike in the bin, he’s like, “No more cycling for you”, because it is incredibly dangerous, and if the shoe was on the other foot and he was cycling and he had an accident the way I’ve had and came back with a bike in a state that come back, and a helmet, I would not want him back on that bike.’
Jeremy Vine airs weekdays at 9.15am on Channel 5.
Credit: Original article published here.