On Tuesday, September 22, 2009 around 11:30 am, Waterloo Police officers and Waterloo Fire Rescue paramedics responded to the 200 block of lower Washington Street on the report of a man injured in a bicycle accident.
A witness told officers that the man was riding his bicycle through the parking lot of the Bridges Retirement Community at 214 Washington Street when he hit a curb and was thrown from the bicycle to the sidewalk, which was some three to four feet below the parking lot. The man, a Waterloo resident whose name will not be released at this time, sustained severe head trauma and died at the scene. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.
No foul play is suspected and officers continue to investigate this incident. No more information will be released at this time.
Captain John Beckman
Waterloo Police Department