2 RAGBRAI bicyclists hurt in northwest Iowa crash


July 24th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

SAC CITY, Iowa (AP) — Two bicyclists participating in The Des Moines Register’s annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa have been injured in collision with a car near Sac City in northwest Iowa. The Sac County Sheriff’s Office says the two bicyclists were hit while riding about four miles south of Sac City around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday. The office says 66-year-old Michael Judd, of Sac City, told deputies he didn’t see the bicycles. Neither bicycle had a headlamp or rear lamp. Thirty-eight-year-old Dennis Murphy, of Urbandale, was taken to Loring Hospital in Sac City, and then flown to Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. He’s listed in good condition. The other bicyclist suffered only scrapes.