Tour de France winner Wiggins run over by car

Britsh cyclist, Bradley Wiggins (AFP Photo / Pascal Pavani)
Tour de France cycling champ and London 2012 gold medallist, Bradley Wiggins, has been taken to hospital after a traffic accident not far from his home in the English town of Eccleston.

­Wiggins was on one of his regular training rides when he was hit by a car driving out of a petrol station.

"There was a loud screeching of tires and a rather big bang,”
garage attendant Yasmin Smith, who went to Wiggins' aid, told Sky News. “A customer said there'd been an accident so I shot out to see a gentleman on the pavement. He did look in a lot of pain with his ribs more than anything – he kept holding himself. His color changed in his face and he was deteriorating within minutes with the pain.I didn't realize, who he actually was until he got into the ambulance – I was more concerned about his health," she added.

Luckily the 32-year-old athlete avoided really serious injuries, escaping with a number of broken ribs, cuts and bruises.

Doctors say his life isn’t in danger and suggest Wiggins will have a speedy recovery and return to cycling.

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