Fort Madison man dies from bike accident

Michael Alexander, 57, of Fort Madison, died Saturday at Fort Madison Community Hospital after being struck from behind by a truck while riding his bicycle on Highway 61 South.  Wayde Youngquist, 48, of Montrose was the driver of the truck who hit Alexander.  Alexander was riding in the outside lane when Youngquist’s truck, driving in the same lane, struck him from behind.  He was rushed to Fort Madison Community Hospital where he later died of his injuries.  Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at King-Lynk Funeral Home at 2pm.

Our deepest thoughts and condolences are with Alexander’s family at this time.

If you or a loved one has been a victim of a bicycle accident, it is important that you have experienced representation to help you through this difficult time.  Contact Iowa bicycle accident lawyers LaMarca Law Group, P.C. at 877-327-2600 today.

Woman Killed in Iowa Bicycle Accident

A woman was killed in an Iowa bicycle accident Tuesday morning.

According to officials with the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office, the bicycle rider was identified as 49 year-old Vera Lucia Ribeiro-Sulentic. Police say Ribeiro-Sulentic was riding her bicycle westbound on Old Highway 20/160th Street, about two miles east of Dike, shortly after 6:20 a.m. when the accident occurred. She was struck from behind by a westbound Jeep Liberty driven by 30 year-old Grundy Center-resident Dustin Hughson.

According to the accident report, Ribeiro-Sulentic was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Hughson was not injured in the crash. He was cited for steering unreasonably close to a bicyclist. He is scheduled to appear in court on July 18.

The bicycle accident remains under investigation by the Iowa State Patrol. Dike Fire Department and Ambulance assisted at the scene.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim’s family and friends during this difficult time.


Teenager struck by Des Moines bus

A Des Moines teen injured in a bicycle traffic accident is expected to make a full recovery, according to doctors.

The 13-year-old rode his bicycle into the middle of the intersection of Sixth Street and Forest Avenue around 9 p.m. Tuesday evening. A Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority bus traveling through the intersection struck the teenager.

The teen was taken to Mercy Medical Center with a broken leg and facial abrasions. Witnesses say that the bus had a green light and that the teen rode against traffic in entering the intersection. The bus driver has no history of accidents or disciplinary action.

No charges have been filed.

Bus and bicycle related accidents are unfortunately frequent. If you have been in an bicycle traffic accident on either side of the exchange, contact the Iowa personal injury attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600 to discuss your legal options.

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