BBC Breakfast presenter Carol Kirkwood hospitalised after being knocked off her bike by a car

Carol Kirkwood was rushed to hospital after being hit by a car and knocked off her bike.

The 57 year old took to social media to share the horrifying news after fans noticed she was missing from her slot on BBC Breakfast on Monday morning.

Weather presenter Carol posted to her 179,500 Twitter followers on Tuesday to reveal she would be resuming her position following her hospital dash.

She tweeted: "Morning! Hope you and yours are all keeping well and safe.

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"Been off following an accident. Got knocked off my bike by a car and got injured.

"Biggest thanks ever to the Police (Chris and Faye), the Ambulance Crew (Miranda and Stewart) who tended to me and took me to Hospital. And especially Peter Foskett-Tharby at Wexham Park Hospital."

"I am overwhelmed and humbled by all your lovely tweets. Will read them properly when I get home later.

"THANK YOU! It is so good to be back. Hope you are all keeping well."

As she made her return to the morning show, she told viewers: "Thank you to everybody for your concern.

"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.

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"I got injured. But this is a great opportunity to say thank you to the three cyclists who helped me immediately after the incident.

"Also the police, the Thames Valley Police, that was Chris and also Faye and then the ambulance that also tended to me and took me to hospital and that was Miranda and Stewart.

"And at Wexham Park Hospital, this man is a genius, his name is Peter Foskett-Tharby and I can't thank him enough.

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"I am so grateful to you all. I still have a nasty injury on my knee but I'm here and it's great to be here and I'm so grateful for that."

Carol's fans were quick to wish her well, with one writing: "Best wishes for a full recovery. There are fewer cars on the road but they are travelling faster. I've just gone back to cycling but I'm getting more nervous every time I go out."

A second added: "How awful! Hope you're OK now. Sending lots of love and healing vibes. xxxx"

While a third commented: "Lovely to see you back Carol, had wondered where you'd been. Sorry you've had such a rough time, hopefully all better now. Biggest of virtual hugs to you."

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