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Shropshire cyclist flipped into the air during tractor crash

North Shropshire | News | Published:

A cyclist was flipped into the air after crashing with a tractor in Shropshire - breaking his collarbone and sustaining head injuries - before the driver took off.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 54- year-old man from Market Drayton was injured in the crash at Woore on Sunday.

The incident occurred between 6.30pm and 7pm.

The cyclist was riding towards Woore and as he approached Bearstone Fruit Farm, a tractor pulled in front of him.

Further down the A51 at Irelands Cross just before Woore, the tractor pulled in and the cyclist overtook him, the tractor then collided with the cyclist causing him flip into the air.

The tractor failed to stop at the scene of the collision.

As a result of the collision, the victim received two breaks in his collarbone and minor head injuries; he was taken to hospital via ambulance.

Police are keen to identify the driver of the tractor who is described as a white man in his early 20's, of a slim build with dark hair. The tractor is red in colour, possibly with an 05 or 07 VRM.

The officer in charge of the case, PC Townend said:" The victim was in a lot of pain at the scene and was incredibly distressed. His bike is damaged beyond repair. If anyone knows any information which could assist us we urge them to contact us immediately."

Anyone who witnessed the incident, or recognises the man or tractor described, is urged to call police on 101, quoting incident 662 of July 5, 2015. Alternatively, information can be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.

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