Bicyclist Killed in Crash Involving School Bus in St. Paul

May 09, 2018 10:10 PM

A bicyclist was killed Wednesday in St. Paul in a crash involving a school bus, according to authorities.

St. Paul Police Department spokesperson Steve Linders said officers were called around 2:10 p.m. to the intersection of Snelling and Summit Avenues on the report of a bicycle crash involving a school bus. 


When officers arrived, they located a male bicyclist, who had suffered serious injuries. The bicyclist was later pronounced dead at the scene, according to Linders.

Joe Radke said he was driving southbound on Snelling Ave. and arrived at the intersection just seconds after the accident.

"I wish I could unsee what I saw," Radke said.  "The bus driver, or at least it looked like the bus driver, and another woman who had stopped her car ran over to the guy on the bike and tried helping him, but I don't think there was much they could do."

Linders said the school bus was transporting 30 students. No students were injured during the incident. 

Investigators do not believe drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash.

Police are expected to release the identity of the bicyclist after his family has been notified. 


Ben Rodgers and Jay Kolls

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