Shropshire

Probe into cyclist's hedge trimmer accident in Oswestry

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is to investigate how a cyclist badly injured his foot in a tractor-driven hedge trimmer after helping the driver.

The 38-year-old is believed to have stopped in Oakhurst Road, Oswestry, to help the driver remove a large branch trapped in the blades.

But as he pushed off on his bike, he is thought to have somehow got his left foot caught in the trimmer blades.

He suffered extensive injuries during the incident on Tuesday afternoon.

'Slid on floor'

He remains in University Hospital of North Staffordshire Hospital in a stable condition, West Mercia Police said.

It was thought the cyclist somehow came off his bike and slid along the ground before his foot got caught in the trimmer.

Anyone witnesses are asked to contact police.

Pc Andrea Ashworth, who is investigating the incident, said: "We have already spoken to a number of people, most of whom witnessed the aftermath of the incident.

"However, we are keen to hear from anyone who might have seen the actual incident take place."

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