MPD Posts Video, Seeks Driver in Hit-and-Run that Seriously Injured Motorcyclist

The scene of the hit-and-run crash at East Lake Street and 19th Avenue South Photo: Courtesy Minneapolis police
The scene of the hit-and-run crash at East Lake Street and 19th Avenue South

October 05, 2017 04:50 PM

Minneapolis police are looking for the driver who fled after a vehicle turned in front of a motorcycle, causing it to crash and seriously injuring the motorcyclist.

On Thursday, the department posted video to Facebook of the Aug. 7 incident that occurred just after 9 p.m. at the intersection of East Lake Street and 19th Avenue South.


The video, which appears to be from a nearby surveillance camera, shows a white sedan turning off Lake Street across opposing lanes of traffic when a motorcycle strikes the vehicle hard toward the front passenger side.

The motorcycle went down immediately, and debris from the bike could be seen careening from the crash site as the sedan continued without stopping. 

The police report indicates the vehicle was recovered sometime after the incident, but that the suspect driver had fled. The motorcyclist was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center with what police said were serious injuries.

The video shows a number of witnesses, including at least one man who filmed the aftermath. Police said via the Facebook post that anyone who witnessed the crash, or might have video of it, should call Office Bryon Cross at 612-673-3442.


Michael Oakes

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