Wiggins crash: woman faces summons

A woman who allegedly knocked champion cyclist Bradley Wiggins off his bike with a van has been reported for summons by police.

After a formal interview, Cath Burrows, 44, has been summoned by Lancashire Police over driving without due care and attention.

Olympian Wiggins, who this summer became the first Briton to win the Tour de France, was taken to hospital with a bruised hand and ribs after the collision near his home in Lancashire on Wednesday.

The 32-year-old is now recuperating at home.

In a statement tonight, a police spokesman 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.”

Wiggins was taken by ambulance to Royal Preston Hospital following the crash in Crow Orchard Road, Wrightington, shortly after 6pm on Wednesday.

The incident happened when a white Vauxhall Astra Envoy drove out of a garage forecourt.

It was reported that Wiggins was riding a mountain bike to meet a group of local cyclists near to his home in Eccleston.

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

Sutton, 55, was in a collision with a blue Peugeot 206 driven by a 61-year-old man on the A6 Stockport Road in Levenshulme while riding a bike shortly before 8.55am yesterday.

He was part of the management team which has helped Wiggins to many successes including the world’s toughest bike race and this year’s time trial gold medal at the London Olympics.

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