Angela Scanlon has reassured fans she is ‘absolutely fine’ after being in involved in a ‘serious crash’, when her Addison Lee cab collided with an ambulance on Tuesday.
The One Show guest host, 37, was rushed to hospital following the incident – however she has now told her followers it was only as a ‘precaution’.
Witnesses at the scene – on ‘billionaire’s row’ Bishops Avenue in London – said the private hire car had been hit by a van which was originally struck by a BMW.
All good! Angela Scanlon has reassured fans she is ‘absolutely fine’ after being in involved in a ‘serious crash’, when her Addison Lee cab collided with an ambulance on Tuesday
Addressing the crash on Instagram on Wednesday, Angela confirmed nobody had been injured and she was discharged from hospital on Tuesday evening.
Hoping to quash her fans’ worries, Angela said: ‘Quick one to ease some of the panic from my friends and family and anyone else who has messaged thank you so much.
‘I am absolutely fine there was a car accident yesterday I was in it nobody was hurt thankfully we crashed into an ambulance.’
Shocking: Angela was treated by medics at the scene and then taken to hospital, where she was released shortly after and was said to be ‘doing OK’
Angela added: ‘There was a two – anyway – they were amazing everyone was amazing I had to go to hospital as a precaution and was out yesterday evening and um yeah took a day off absolutely fine, both drivers fine yeah don’t know what else to say sorry if anyone panicked.’
It was reported earlier this week that the Irish host was in a private car at 9.30am, when it collided with the ambulance in north London’s The Bishops Avenue – nicknamed ‘billionaires’ row’ due to its concentration of sprawling mansions.
Angela, who has regularly stood in for permanent host Alex Jones on the BBC show, was said to be ‘doing OK’ shortly after being taken to hospital.
Scary: It was reported earlier this week that the Irish host was in a private car at 9.30am, when it collided with the ambulance on north London’s The Bishops Avenue (stock image)
Location: The accident occurred south of East Finchley
Pictured: The Bishops Avenue which is also called ‘billionaires’ row’. The road sits off the A1 and is close to Hampstead Heath, one of the city’s most expensive neighbourhoods
A local told The Sun: ‘It was a serious crash which involved four vehicles. It made a hell of a racket. Quite loud bangs. It was four vehicles in total.
‘People looked shocked and shook up. The damage to the Addison Lee was quite bad and the ambulance itself had to be taken away. It was shocking. The ambulance arrived quickly and took Angela away.’
A London ambulance spokesperson told MailOnline on Wednesday: ‘We were called at 9:27am on 14 September to reports of a road traffic collision involving a private ambulance on Bishops Avenue, N2.
On the mend: She took to Instagram Stories to share some flowers her team had sent her and was busy promoting her friend’s podcast, without mentioning the incident
‘We sent an ambulance crew and an incident response officer to the scene. We treated a woman and took her to hospital.’
ANGELA SCANLON’S SHOWBIZ CAREER
In 2012, Angela was named as one of the ‘top ten Irish Instagrammers you need to follow’ by The Irish Times
In 2013 Vogue named her ‘one to watch’ and that same year she fronted a Louis Vuitton campaign
In 2014 Angela appeared alongside Brendan O’Connor on The Saturday Night Show
That same year her first big documentary, Oi Ginger!, aired and she hosted London Fashion Week for the third time
Angela first covered for Alex Jones while she was on maternity leave in 2016
That same year she presented a series of her own titled Angela Scanlon’s Close Encounters!
In 2017 Angela became an ambassador for Garnier
Angela hosted her own BBC Radio 2 show between 2018 and 2021
She started hosted BBC 2’s renovation show Your Home Made Perfect in 2019
A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: ‘Police were called at 09:32hrs on Tuesday, 14 September to reports of a collision involving several vehicles – including a private ambulance – on Bishops Avenue at the junction with Bancroft Avenue, N2.
‘Officers attended. One person was taken to hospital by the London Ambulance Service. The road was closed whilst emergency services were at the scene.’
It comes after Angela – who shares three-year-old daughter Ruby with her husband Roy Horgan – spoke about motherhood during a March interview with The Daily Mail.
She candidly said: ‘No one can prepare you for becoming a mother. I have a ton of nieces and nephews and genuinely thought I knew what was coming, but it’s completely different. There is no manual you get given when leaving the hospital.
‘Motherhood is a huge gear change. So much of my identity was tied to my career — having a baby and taking time off work meant I didn’t know who the hell I was any more.
‘After I gave birth, my returning TV presenting role with Dara O’Briain on Robot Wars fell through. That felt devastating. But I looked down at this little human I had pushed out and I thought, ”OK, you know what, I can survive”.’
Further reflecting on her return to work after 12 weeks, Angela said she was ‘like a deer in the headlights, fuelled by caffeine and suffering insomnia.’
She continued: ‘Often I would beat myself up if I had to travel for work or if I wasn’t around for bedtime.
‘But I learned to ask for help — and to take it when it was offered. That isn’t being weak, it’s human.’