West Mercia Police have released under investigation a lorry driver arrested following a collision on in Worcestershire on Monday that left one cyclist dead and another injured.
It’s the second fatal crash involving more than one cyclist this week, with a 14-year-old boy killed and two 15-year-old boys injured on Monday evening when they were reportedly hit head-on by a van driver in Leeds who was overtaking another vehicle.
The other incident took place earlier that day at around 11am on the A449 dual carriageway near Hartlebury, which lies around three and a half miles south of Kidderminster.
Police said that the collision took place on the Worcester-bound carriageway, with a cyclist aged in his 60s from Brierley Hill, Birmingham, pronounced dead at the scene.
The second cyclist, also aged in his 60s and from Hagley, Stourbridge, was taken to hospital and later discharged after receiving treatment for his injuries.
Officers said that a 48-year-old man from Halesowen had been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has since been released under investigation.
The force has issued an appeal for witnesses, including anyone who may have dashcam footage of the fatal crash and can be reached on 101 quoting incident 215s of 22 October 2018.
Simon joined road.cc as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.