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Driving course for Sir Bradley crash motorist

Injured: Olympic ace Sir Bradley Wiggins was injured when he was in a collision during a training ride in November last year

Injured: Olympic ace Sir Bradley Wiggins was injured when he was in a collision during a training ride in November last year

A motorist who was involved in a collision with Olympic cyclist Sir Bradley Wiggins has agreed to take a driving awareness course.

Cath Burrows, 44, who runs a specialist Porsche garage on an industrial estate in Standish, was pulling out of a petrol station in Wrightington, near Wigan, when the incident occurred on November 7 last year.

Sir Bradley was on a training ride and had left his home in Eccleston just minutes before the accident occured.

A spokesman for Lancashire police said: “(The driver) has accepted the driver’s awareness course and as far as we are concerned the situation has been dealt with.”

They did not release details of when the course was taking place or how long it was for.

Sir Bradley, 32, had suspected broken ribs and fingers from the accident and was taken to the Royal Preston Hospital for 
treatment.

He had been due to make a number of high-profile public 
appearances to promote his book but because of the accident he was not able to attend.

He admitted last month the accident was a probably a “blessing in disguise” as he was able to take a rest after his busy year.

It was a rollercoaster 12 months for the dad-of-two as he became the first Briton to win the Tour de France in July, and followed it up by claiming a gold medal in the Olympic Time Trial.

He won a Sports Personality of the Year award in November and became a knight in the Queen’s New Year Honours list.

Sir Bradley has confirmed he will be involved in Team Sky’s bid for glory in the 2013 Tour.

 

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