November 8, 2013

Iowa man airlifted after bicycle accident

An Iowa man was airlifted to a Miami Trauma Center Thursday after two bicycles collided on Stock Island.

Deputy David Lariz responded to Golf Club Drive at 6:30 p.m. to a report of an accident with injuries. When he arrived, the victim, 67 year old Jerry Needham, was on the ground, unconscious with severe injuries to his face and head. His son was on the scene and told deputy Lariz he and his father had been riding their bikes together. He said they began to race and, when his father caught up with him his father’s bike clipped his rear tire, causing a crash.

Needham was transported by ambulance to Lower Keys Hospital, then airlifted to Miami do to the severity of his injuries.

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