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18-Year-old Bicyclist Hit by Vehicle in Howard County

A bicyclist was injured when he was struck by a vehicle east of Lime Springs Tuesday evening.

The Howard County Sheriff’s Office says the incident occurred shortly before 5 p.m. near the intersection of County Road A23 and Saint Avenue. 18-year-old Ryan Zimmerman of rural Lime Springs was westbound on A23 when his bike was struck by a vehicle driven by 61-year-old Wayne Chumbler of Cresco, which was also westbound. 

Zimmerman was airlifted from Lime Springs to Rochester, Minnesota hospital. An update from the family on the Howard County Sheriff’s Facebook page says Ryan has been released from the hospital, is back home and will make a full recovery

The Lime Springs Fire Department, Howard County Ambulance Service, Howard County First Responders, and Gundersen Air also assisted at the scene.

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Mark Pitz

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