Shropshire

Woman who 'declined treatment' dies after Broughton crash

A driver has died after crashing in Shropshire and declining hospital treatment, police have said.

The woman, in her 30s, was behind the wheel of a black Alfa Romeo Giulietta which overturned on an unnamed road in Broughton, near Claverley, on Wednesday morning.

West Mercia Police said she chose not to go to hospital.

But two hours later, paramedics were called to her home following reports she had died.

'Difficult time'

Police said they understood the crash happened after the woman overtook a cyclist, travelling towards Halfpenny Green Airport.

PC Tim Lever said: "The woman appeared relatively uninjured and was collected from the scene by her partner.

"However sadly, just two hours later, the ambulance service was called to their home address following reports that she had died.

"Our thoughts go out to the woman's family and we have assigned a family liaison officer to help them at this difficult time.

"While the cause of death is not currently known, due to the short amount of time between the crash and her passing away, we are investigating this as if it were a fatal collision."

The coroner for Shropshire has been informed of the woman's death and a post-mortem examination will be carried out in due course.

The cyclist was not injured.

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