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August 15, 2012 05:14 AM

Three Bicyclists Hurt In Northwest Iowa

Authorities say three bicyclists are recovering after being injured in a collision with a motorcycle near Rock Rapids on northwest Iowa.

The accident happened Monday night when five teenage girls were riding bicycles on a Lyon County road.  A motorcyclist traveling in the same direction came upon the girls, but couldn't stop in time.

The sheriff's office says the driver laid the motorcycle down on the highway to avoid a direct hit.  The motorcyclist and the motorcycle then hit three of the girls.

The girls, all from Rock Rapids, were taken to a local hospital. Two were transferred to a hospital in Sioux Falls to be treated for serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

The motorcyclist, also of Rock Rapids, suffered minor injuries.

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