Bicyclist Dies after Crash Involving Motorcycle, Car in Uptown

July 17, 2018 06:17 AM

A bicyclist was pronounced dead after a crash involving a motorcycle and another vehicle in Uptown Minneapolis late Monday night.

Police said the incident happened around 11 p.m. in the area of Hennepin and Franklin avenues.


According to police, the adult male bicyclist was riding westbound on Franklin Avenue when he proceeded to enter the intersection on a red light and hit the side of a motorcycle traveling northbound on Hennepin Avenue.

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The bicyclist was thrown from the bike, landed in the street, and was struck by an oncoming car.

The bicyclist, who has not yet been identified, died at a nearby hospital.

Police said the motorcyclist and the driver of the car tried to help the bicyclist and are cooperating with the investigation.

Authorities are investigating the incident. They said neither excessive speed nor impairment appear to be factors for the motorcyclist or driver.


Rebecca Omastiak

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