On Tuesday, September 22, 2009 around 11:30 am, Waterloo Police officers responded to the 200 block of lower Washington Street on the report of a man injured in a bicycle accident.

The man has been identified as 72-year-old Richard Paul Schommer of 402 1/2 Wellington Street in Waterloo.  Schommer died at the scene from severe head trauma.

A witness stated that Schommer rode his bicycle into a curb and was thrown from the bike and landed on the sidewalk.  Officers have determined that this was an accident and no foul play was involved.

Captain John Beckman
Waterloo Police Department
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