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  • 9 November 2012, 22:37

Woman Questioned Over Wiggins Cycle Crash

A woman who allegedly knocked Olympic champion cyclist Bradley Wiggins off his bike while driving a van has been interviewed by police.

Following the interview, Cath Burrows, 44, has been reported by Lancashire Police for driving without due care and attention.

It is understood Ms Burrows will not necessarily go to court. The Force Road Policing Unit and Central Processing Unit will examine the evidence and recommend what action, if any, to take.

Wiggins, 32, was taken to the Royal Preston Hospital with a bruised hand and ribs after the collision near his home in Lancashire on Wednesday. He is now recuperating at home.

In a statement, Lancashire Police said: "Following a voluntary attendance for interview with Lancashire Police, a 44-year-old woman from West Lancashire has been reported for summons for driving without due care and attention.

"However an investigation into the full circumstances of the incident is still under way."

Team Sky's medical staff confirmed Wiggins had a fractured rib, bruised lung and dislocated finger after the accident.

A spokesman said: "Bradley has already recovered from a mild head injury which required overnight observation in hospital on Wednesday.

"The swelling in his dislocated finger has also reduced and will not require surgery, and he will undergo further X-rays on his fractured rib on Monday.

"He's convalescing at home with his family and is expected to make a full recovery in a short period of time."

Wiggins, who won cycling gold at the London Olympics, thanked fans and hospital workers after he was treated for his injuries.

In a separate road accident, British cycling head coach Shane Sutton was taken to hospital with a fractured cheek bone.

The 55-year-old was in a collision with a blue Peugeot 206 driven by man of 61 in Levenshulme, Greater Manchester.

 

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