Bradley Wiggins crash: Woman reported for summons

Bradley Wiggins
Image caption Bradley Wiggins suffered a bruised hand and ribs

A woman has been reported for summons for driving without due care and attention after cyclist Bradley Wiggins was knocked off his bike.

The Tour de France winner, 32, was in a collision with a van pulling out of a garage forecourt in Wrightington, Lancashire, on Wednesday evening.

Lancashire Police said the 44-year-old woman had voluntarily attended an interview.

Olympic gold medallist Wiggins suffered a dislocated finger and fractured rib.

'A little bit sore'

He also suffered bruising to the hand and lungs.

He spent the night at the Royal Preston Hospital following the incident on Crow Orchard Road, but returned to his home in Eccleston the following day.

In a statement on Team Sky's website, he said: "Although I'm still a little bit sore I will now be spending time at home with my family and concentrating on making a full recovery.

"I'm looking forward to getting back on the bike soon and continuing my preparations for the 2013 season."

He thanked everyone who had sent him messages, as well as staff at the hospital who he said "looked after me so well".

A Team Sky spokesman said: "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."

The driver, who has not been named by police, was not injured.

Safety call

The morning after Wiggins' accident, British Cycling head coach Shane Sutton was diagnosed with bleeding on the brain after he had a bike crash on the A6 Stockport Road in Levenshulme, Greater Manchester.

Mr Sutton, 55, was in collision with a blue Peugeot 206 driven by a 61-year-old man.

British Cycling director Martin Gibbs told BBC Sport: "[Shane's] had a severe knock but he should be fine."

Following the two separate incidents, British Cycling has called on the government "to put cycling at the heart of transport policy to ensure cycle safety".

A spokesman said it wanted cycle safety to be "built into the design of all new roads, junctions and transport projects, rather than being an afterthought".

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