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Wiggins looking forward

Oxford Mail: Bradley Wiggins says he is 'concentrating on making a full recovery' following a road accident Bradley Wiggins says he is 'concentrating on making a full recovery' following a road accident

Tour de France winner and four-time Olympic champion Bradley Wiggins was "looking forward to getting back on the bike" as he continued to recover from injuries sustained in a road traffic accident.

The 32-year-old spent a night in hospital in Preston after he collided with a van on Wednesday evening near his home in Lancashire.

"I'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their kind thoughts and messages over the last 48 hours, and of course all the staff at the Royal Preston Hospital who looked after me so well," Wiggins said on www.teamsky.com. "Although I'm still a little bit sore I will now be spending time at home with my family and concentrating on making a full recovery."

He added: "I'm looking forward to getting back on the bike soon and continuing my preparations for the 2013 season."

A woman been reported for summons by police over the incident.

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

In a statement on Friday night, 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.

Team Sky confirmed Wiggins suffered bruising, a fractured rib, a bruised lung and a dislocated finger.

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