TWO CYCLISTS have died and another suffered horrific injuries in three accidents in Shropshire.
One man died in hospital after he collided with a car in Telford yesterday afternoon.
A second cyclist was killed in a collision near Shrewsbury last night. And in Oswestry a 38-year-old cyclist suffered a "horrific foot injury" in an accident involving a tractor driven hedge-cutter.
Darryl Davies, from Oswestry, was airlifted to the University Hospital of North Staffordshire, where he had his foot amputated.
West Midlands Ambulance service said the first accident happened on the southbound carriageway of the A442 Eastern Primary, between the Wombridge Interchange and Greyhound Interchange, in Telford at around 1pm yesterday.
Ambulance spokesman Murray MacGregor said: "When crews arrived they immediately started resuscitation on the cyclist who suffered very serious injuries.
"After the man's condition was stabilised, he was airlifted to University Hospital of North Staffordshire.
"Unfortunately despite all of the efforts of ambulance and hospital staff, it was not possible to save him and he was confirmed dead later on at hospital.
"The driver of the car, a man, was uninjured."
The second incident happened on the A458 Welshpool Road at Bicton Heath near Shrewsbury at 10.15pm. It involved a cyclist and a black Mini. Paramedics declared the cyclist, who is believed to be in his 40s, dead at the scene. The car driver of the car, a woman in her 30s, suffered shock and was treated at the scene.
Police spokeswoman Maria Wilkinson said at this stage it had not been established whether the man was riding or pushing the cycle at the time.
The Oswestry accident was on the B4579 Oakhurst Road at about 3.40pm.
By Sue Austin and Suzanne Roberts