Rider Hurt In DKC

A bicyclist is hurt after he is hit by a vehicle on State Road 8 in DeKalb County. Officials tell reporters Matthew Wirtz, 45, of Leo was riding his bike eastbound on 8 on the south edge of the road. Mike Likens, 65, of New Bremen, was driving in the same direction…when his car struck Wirtz from behind. Wirtz was ejected into the air and fell facedown off of the south side of the roadway. He suffered fractures in his back and ribs as well as multiple bruises, contusions, and abrasions. Likens told deputies he did not see the bicycle before hitting it. State and local officials are investigating. No word on any citations.

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