Man Killed While Riding Bicycle

A man recently died in Des Moines, Iowa, after he was riding his bicycle down highway 61.

The 58-year-old man was going southbound when he was hit from behind by a car that was traveling in the same direction. The man died immediately at the scene of the accident because of the injuries he suffered from the collision. Investigations into this accident are still under way and charges against the driver of the car have not yet been filed.

Our thoughts and sympathies are with the friends and family of the victim of this terrible accident.

Bicycle accidents can have devastating effects. If you or someone you love has been injured or killed while riding a bicycle, please contact the Des Moines bicycle accident attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at (515) 225-2600.


Collision between cyclist and truck ends in tragedy

The Iowa State Patrol reports that an accident with a truck near the city of Montezuma in central Iowa left a bicyclist from Oregon dead this Wednesday.

The 33-year-old bicyclist was pedaling on Iowa Highway 85. When the truck driver spotted the cyclist, he moved towards the center line to allow for more room.

It was then that the truck’s front right tire failed, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle. The truck lurched to the right, striking and killing the cyclist.


Man killed in bicycle accident identified

A man was struck and killed after being struck and killed in a bicycle accident in Cedar Terrace.

The 24-year-old man was riding his bike near the intersection on Cedar Terrace Drive and Texas Street and was struck by another motor vehicle.

When police and other emergency crews arrived at the scene, the bicyclist was already pronounced dead from injuries sustained in the collision. The victim has been identified but emergency crews are continuing to investigate the accident.

Bicycle accidents can cause serious injury to all involved, our thoughts are with the friends and family of the victim.


Driver Not at Fault In Car vs. Bicycle Accident

The driver of a car that hit a bicyclist on Sunday is not at fault, police said. They did have to issue him a ticket for not having his proof of insurance. According to witnesses 47-year-old Dan Bell had no way to avoid the accident.

A friend told police that her warned Michael Olson, the injured bicyclist, that a car was coming and not to ride into the street. He said Olson proceeded to ride in a circle and then cross the street in front of the car, in an attempt to beat the vehicle.

The driver, Bell, heard the bicyclists but could not stop his car in time. 39-year-old Michael Olson had suffered severe ankle injuries and road rash. Olson says that he cannot remember what happened.

Accidents on the road can be extremely dangerous. If you or someone you know has been in a bicycle accident, contact your Des Moines Bicycle Accident Attorneys at LaMarca Law Group, P.C., by dialing (515) 225-2600 today.


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