Iowa Man Airlifted After Bedford Co. Bike Crash

Bedford Co., VA - An Iowa man is in Roanoke Memorial Hospital after wrecking his bicycle while riding down a mountain in Bedford County.

Joseph Lechtenberg was riding in a group cycling event when he wrecked his bike on Route 43 just below the Peaks of Otter.

Fellow cyclists estimate he was going about 40 miles-per-hour when he crashed down a 10-foot embankment.

A park ranger found Lechtenberg unresponsive and pinned between rocks.

He was flown by Life Guard 10 with possible head injuries.