Scottish broadcaster John Beattie knocked off bike by driver blinded by strong sunlight

SCOTTISH broadcaster John Beattie was knocked off his bike this morning by a driver who was blinded by strong sunlight.

The former rugby union player feared he had a broken rib after the frightening incident.

The 60-year-old broke the news in a short video clip to his 26,000 Twitter followers this morning.

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A stunned-looking Beattie said: “Morning, everybody.

“Got knocked off my bike this morning, first time ever. T-bone, I think they call it.

“Bloke was turning right on my right hand side and I was turning right and I went to the side of him.

“No hard feelings. He didn’t see me because of the sun, but it’s sore, man, so I got a lift in.”

“Could’ve been worse,” he rounded off.

He later tweeted: “Got a lift in, a rib is talking to me in a strange way, as is a hip, will try to get back on the bike tomorrow.

“I always thought the golden rule for injuries is three days getting worse, feeling a fair bit better after 10.”

He also said he was “dreading trying to sleep tonight” for fear of being sore tomorrow.

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Fearing a rib injury, he said: “On air @BBCRadioScot off to hospital to get my ribs checked out after the show. Knocked off the bike this morning. A doc has told me what to look out for in a broken rib, not sure if it is or not. Sorry if I ‘ouch’ a few times.”

Beattie later added he “should have had a camera” on which he could have captured the accident. is the online edition of Scotland's favourite newspapers, that brings you your Daily news. Every day we bring you the best in Scottish news, sport, entertainment and opinion, including breaking news, picture galleries, videos and live blogs.

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