Waterloo Motorcyclist Injured In Winneshiek County Crash
A Waterloo man was injured in a weekend motorcycle accident in Winneshiek County.
Daniel Redding, 67, was flown by helicopter to a hospital in Decorah following the crash, which occurred around 1 PM on Saturday (Sept. 22, 2018). A report on Redding's condition was not available. An unidentified passenger on his motorcycle was transported by ambulance to the same hospital. No one else was injured.
According to sheriff's officials, Redding was riding his Harley Davidson behind a sport utility vehicle with a group of other cyclists on U.S. Highway 52 near Calmar, when the SUV slowed to make a left-hand turn. The group of motorcycle riders apparently did not see the SUV's turn signal.
The first motorcycle was able to avoid a collision, but went into the ditch. The second cycle, driven Redding, struck the driver's side of the SUV. Two other motorcycles in the group were able to stop and avoided further contact.
Authorities identified the SUV's driver as Dennis Osmundson, 70 of Calmar. No charges were filed.
Sheriff's officials said the accident caused damages estimated to be around $21,000.