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West Mercia Police are appealing for witnesses after a 43-year-old Telford woman died after losing control of her bike and crashing into a lamppost.

The incident occurred on Bishopdale, Brookside at around 9.15pm on Wednesday April 11. The woman is believed to have lost control of her mountain bike, mounted the grass verge and collided with the lamppost.

The Shropshire Star reports that an off duty fire officer was first on the scene and began CPR. 

A spokeswoman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “Crews arrived to find a cyclist, a woman, who had collided with a lamppost and was in cardiac arrest.

“Bystanders were already administering CPR and crews quickly took over resuscitation efforts. Sadly, nothing could be done to save the woman and she was confirmed dead on scene.”

Officers investigating the collision made house to house enquiries and are appealing for any witnesses to contact get in touch on 101, quoting incident 694s of April 11 2018.

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