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Man who died in road collision near Craven Arms was a cyclist
8:07am Thursday 18th October 2012 in News
POLICE have confirmed that the man who died in a road collision in south Shropshire yesterday was a cyclist.
Investigations are continuing to establish the exact circumstances of the collision. Several motorists who were in the vicinity at the time are being interviewed and an urgent witness appeal has been issued.
No further details concerning the victim’s identity are available at the current time. It is believed he was cycling along the Corvedale Road, Craven Arms towards Diddlebury when involved in a collision at around 8.15am about half a mile from the town.
He was certified dead at the scene.
A second man who was injured may have been tending the cyclist at the time. He was airlifted to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham with leg injuries.
A West Mercia Police spokesperson said: “At the moment, we are trying to establish the full circumstances behind this collision. Sadly, one person has died and another seriously injured.
“We are very anxious to hear from any witnesses or from anyone who thinks they might have information which could help the police investigation. Contact Ludlow or Shrewsbury police stations by calling 101.
“We particularly want to hear from any motorists using the Corvedale Road just outside Craven Arms between 8am and 8.30am this morning.”
The Shropshire coroner Mr John Ellery has been informed and a post mortem followed by an inquest will be held in due course.
The road was closed and diversions set up while the emergency services worked at the scene.