A bicyclist was fatally struck by a car in Iowa last Thursday. Michael “Joe” Mann (56) of Muscatine, IA was biking southbound on Moscow Road when a car struck him from behind. Mann was pronounced dead at the scene. A technical investigation of the crash by the Iowa State Patrol is still in progress.
"He always had a smile on his face and I don't care how hard it was raining or how hard the headwind was, he always had a smile on his face." https://t.co/CQAa8ZRbqn
— Des Moines Register (@DMRegister) October 22, 2019
Mann was an experienced cyclist who shared a love of high-endurance events with his wife, Connie. Fellow cyclists with the Muscatine Melon City Bike Club described Mann in the Des Moines Register as the “definition of a safe rider” who always wore bright-colored clothing and flashers. A long-time friend honored Mann with a ghost bike memorial at the scene of the accident. The memorial is meant to remind drivers to watch for bicyclists to help prevent tragic accidents.
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