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Police to quiz driver over Wiggins crash

The forecourt in Lancashire where the incident happened Photo: PA Images

Police will speak to a van driver who collided with Tour de France winner and Olympic gold medallist Bradley Wiggins as she drove out of a garage forecourt in Lancashire.

Wiggins, 32, was thrown from his bike which was hit by the vehicle near to his home on Wednesday night.

The father-of-two was thought to have suffered broken ribs and cuts and bruises, but was conscious when taken by ambulance to Royal Preston Hospital.

He was reportedly given morphine and a precautionary scan of his head. He also had a dislocated finger.

Wiggins was waiting to undergo further scans to assess the full extent of the damage, according to cycling journalist William Fotheringham who has helped write his new autobiography.

The winner of four Olympic gold medals, including this year's men's time trial, was due to attend a number of interviews to promote his book My Time, which is published on Thursday.

An ambulance was called to the scene of the crash in Crow Orchard Road, Wrightington, shortly before 6.10pm.

Garage attendant Yasmin Smith went to Wiggins's aid when she heard a screeching of tyres and a loud bang. She told ITV's Daybreak: "I came straight outside to see a gentleman sat on the pavement, but I didn't realise who he was. I just went over to help. The ambulance and the police had been called."

Ms Smith said the driver was in shock. She said: "She was very upset, even more upset when the police actually said 'do you realise who you've hit?'. That really put her back, because obviously she felt bad enough."

Ms Smith said Wiggins's wife Cath was on the scene within about five minutes. The driver of the white Vauxhall Astra Envoy, a local woman, was uninjured in the collision.

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