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Manly woman charged after striking bicyclist outside Mason City


This news story was published on August 7, 2020.
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RURAL MASON CITY – A Manly woman has been charged after striking a bicyclist outside Mason City.

On August 7 at approximately 10:30 hours AM, a 2014 Jeep Cherokee driven by Traci Redeker, age 48 of Manly and a bicyclist, Trevor Brunsvold, age 24 of Mason City were traveling southbound on Highway 65 near the intersection of 300th Street. According to the Cerro Gordo county sheriff’s office, Redeker stated that she did not see Brunsvold on the roadway, striking him with the side minor from her vehicle. Brunsvold was thrown from his bicycle. Redeker transported Brunsvold to Mercy One in Mason City due to his injuries, which were not described.

Redeker was charged with operating a vehicle too close to a bicyclist.

Brunsvold was not wearing a helmet.

The investigation is incomplete at this time.

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10 Responses to Manly woman charged after striking bicyclist outside Mason City

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 11, 2020 at 12:53 pm

    At least she stopped and provided aid to this guy. He should be charged also with no helmet.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 10, 2020 at 9:26 am

    I guess I am a dumb MF, I thought readers could differentiate whether a reply was in response to a comment or to the article.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 8, 2020 at 9:33 am

    You should never ride into on coming traffic, that means you are riding on the left side of the road. A cyclist needs to obey the traffic laws.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 9, 2020 at 11:13 pm

      You DUMB motherFer It said that were both going the same way, south.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 8, 2020 at 8:22 am

    I taught my kids to ride facing oncoming traffic so they could clearly see cars coming and make sure they are out of the way. A bicyclist cannot rely on drivers to give leeway when so many aren’t paying attention. Your ability to live exists on your own intelligence. The same applies to drivers of cars… Now I don’t buy the excuse that the driver didn’t see the bicyclist when traveling South, had it been East I might have. Seems there’s blame for both to share.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 8, 2020 at 9:35 pm

      The law states that bicyclists are supposed to follow the traffic laws. Therefore they should ride with the traffic. Pedestrians and runners are supposed to face the traffic.

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    Nunya Busyness Reply Report comment

    August 8, 2020 at 5:16 am

    Is only recommended to wear a helmet on a bicycle in Iowa it is not the law how is this person charged with the ticket?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      August 8, 2020 at 8:23 am

      Actually the article only states that he wasn’t wearing a helmet, not that he was charged with it. But let’s admit that he should have been wearing a helmet because it’s a smart thing to do. 🙂

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 7, 2020 at 10:55 pm

    That’s the difference in rural Iowa. There’s an accident and the woman who hits him helps him get medical care. In Chicago they hit you and then rob you and leave you to die.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    August 7, 2020 at 7:16 pm

    Put a flashing red light on your bicycle even for daytime riding. It may not help but cyclist need to improve the odds anyway possible. It is not if you get hit but when.