This just in via email.
Des Moines police and detectives are investigating a car-bicycle accident that occurred around 9:20 a.m. today at 13th Street and University Avenue.
The motorist appears to have made a U-turn in a parking lot and deliberately drove down a sidewalk on the south side of University, hitting the man on the bike, according to reports from police and two eyewitnesses.
The bicyclist, identified as Howard Campbell, 51, was taken to a nearby hospital. Police said they do not believe his injuries are life threatening. They are searching for the driver of a gray vehicle. The driver, a male, appeared to be in his 50s, a witness said.
…One witness, Byron Keyes, said he was walking to Family Dollar Store at 1251 University Ave. when he saw the car go by, heading west. “The car did a U-turn in the street and plowed the bicyclist down. It looked intentional to me.”
“I’ve never seen anything like that before in my life,” Keyes said.
Another witness, Jerome Canon, said “The car turned around in the parking lot and ran the man down three seconds later. I called the police. I couldn’t believe it. … The way he hit him, it looked like he was aiming for him.”
Robert Brett Kleiber, 43, of Des Moines, called police and reportedly turned himself in following the incident at about 9:20 a.m. today. He is charged with willful injury.
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