Cyclist Injured in Car vs Bicycle Accident

September 21, 2022 2:41pm

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The Sioux County Sheriff’s Office responded to an accident involving a motorist and a bicyclist early Tuesday evening.   The accident occurred on 280th Street, four miles north of Sheldon at around 5:20 pm.


55-year-old Douglas Roth of George was driving his vehicle westbound on 280th Street when he encountered 59-year-old Michael Ahlers riding a bicycle, also westbound on 280th Street. Roth attempted to pass Ahlers and struck the bicycle.


Ahlers was transported by Sheldon Ambulance to Sanford Sheldon Medical Center for treatment of his injuries, his condition is unkown at this time.


Roth’s Pontiac Grand Prix sustained about $1,500 in damage, Ahler’s bicycle sustained about $5,500 in damage. 


Roth was cited for operating a motor vehicle without insurance and operating a motor vehicle too close to a bicyclist.