A young bicyclist from southwest Iowa is recovering after colliding with a law officer’s vehicle. It was certainly an accident when the brakes failed on 15-year-old Brandon Michael Holt’s bike as he popped out from behind a building just in time to collide with an Iowa State trooper’s car.
The accident happened on East Erie Street in Missiouri Valley. Trooper Lee Dale Lange was southbound in an alley between East 3rd and 4th Streets. Holt was biking east on the north side of the sidewalk. Trooper Lange reports that his vision was blocked by the building when Holt’s bike hit the right front corner of his patrol car.
Holt was transported by Missouri Valley rescue team to Missouri Valley Hospital where he was treated and released. Trooper Chuck Downing examined the bicycle and confirmed the brakes were not working.