RAGBRAI INJURY: Car Hits Bicyclist

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A Florida man riding on RAGBRAI was injured Tuesday morning while leaving Lake View, the ride’s overnight stop for Monday.

The accident happened just after 6 a.m. at the M-54 and Highway 71/175 intersection on the east edge of Lake View.

Sac County Sheriff Ken McClure said three cyclists made a u-turn on highway 75 after they became unsure of the official RAGBRAI route. The driver of a westbound car did not see the bikes in the roadway, and the car struck cyclist Michael McGowan, 44, of Miami, Florida.

McGowan was thrown into the car’s windshield. He was transported by ambulance to a hospital in Sac City, Iowa.

No one else was hurt in the crash. No charges were filed.

Another accident Tuesday injured two soldiers riding in RAGBRAI. Read the story here.