Bicyclist Hospitalized After Fairfield Accident

By Ellis Codjoe, June 14, 2019

An Australian man on a bicycle was airlifted to Iowa City after getting struck by a car Thursday afternoon.

According to the Iowa State Patrol, 79-year-old Steven Timm was traveling westbound on Burlington Avenue in Fairfield. Timm was riding to the right of the white line.

Ethan Ball, 27, of Cedar Rapids was driving his vehicle in the westbound lane.

The accident report says Timm moved his bicycle into the westbound lane while Ball moved his vehicle towards the center turn land to give the bicyclist room. Timm then turned left in front of the vehicle and was hit by the car.

Timm sustained serious injuries in the accident. His current status is unknown.

The accident remains under investigation. No citations have been given as of time of publication.

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