Just before 6am on Friday Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a vehicle vs. bicyclist with an injury.
After investigation, Deputies learned a vehicle driven by 87 year old Jack Schutten of Dixon was traveling northbound in the 1,000 block of South Daysville Road.
At this time 54 year old John Barnhart of Oregon was also traveling northbound on Daysville Road with working flashing front and rear lights on his bicycle. Barnhart was also wearing a reflective vest.
Schutten then struck the rear of Barnhart’s bicycle causing him to be thrown off. Barnhart was transported to Mercy Health Hospital by Oregon EMS for minor injuries.
Schutten was issued a citation for Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident