Woman cyclist injured after driver taken ill at the wheel

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A man in his 70s who was taken ill at the wheel of his car was involved in an collision with a female cyclist in Bedford on Friday afternoon.

The accident caused chaos in the area as police closed London Road and Elstow Road, with delays in the area during the afternoon.

The incident which happened at the London Road and Elstow Road junctions at around 3pm on Friday, May 30 saw the woman in her 40s suffer a minor head injury.

She spent the night at Bedford Hospital before being released the next day.

The driver in his 70s was treated for shock at the scene before being allowed to continue his journey.