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Bicyclist Killed in Collision in Northern Iowa

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FLOYD COUNTY, Iowa – A bicyclist has died after being hit by a car in Floyd County.

Brian Lauterbach, 55, of Charles City was biking eastbound on Highway 14 at about 10:30 p.m. Thursday.

Troopers say a car driven by a 16-year-old heading the same direction struck Lauterbach. He was taken to an area hospital where he later died of his injuries.

The case is under investigation.


  • gimmieabreak

    another road hazard bicyclists story. no insurance, no license but loaded with liability.
    it’s gonna be a deadly summer if we don’t get em off the freakin highways.

    get on your bikes and ride !
    freakin mor$^#&’s

    • Justice

      You are right. Why is it that lawmakers are willing to pass laws protecting cyclists from autos but not auto drivers from cyclists? They should be licensed, insured, and they should have lights on their bicycles not less than a motorcycle if they are on the road at night. But, frankly, even that is not going to help them when they are traveling so slowly. Use the bike trails, people. That is why our tax dollars paid to build them…for your safety. This boy should sue the cyclist’s estate not only to repair his car but for the mental anguish that a 16 year old must have for hitting the idiot out on the highway at 10:30 at night.

  • Gary Purdy

    We can ban fisherman from the DM River, and yet we cannot ban bicyclist from our roads. The fisherman are not getting killed. What is wrong with this picture. Ban bicycles on our roads, 55 and 5 just do not work.

  • Anonymous

    I’m from Charles City. The accident happened at 8:30 not 10:30. The cyclist was not “an idiot riding after dark” This is why it is so important to have the story straight especially if it is a report from a news station. Saying it was dark changes the entire situation.

  • Bob

    WHO. almost always makes the story read the way they want it, regardless of the facts. If the story doesn’t fit their political beliefs, they will not report it.

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