May 20, 2009

Rider Down

From the Star Tribune:

Minneapolis police officers investigated the wheel area of a commercial truck involved in the fatal bicycle accident today.

A bicyclist was killed early this morning near downtown Minneapolis when a truck driver turned into the cycling lane on Park Avenue, crushing the rider.

Police were questioning the driver about the accident, which occurred about 7:40 a.m. at the intersection of Park and E. 14th Street. They also blocked off the street as they tried to reconstruct the accident.

Police said both streets will remain closed until late this morning.
The one-way street has heavy bicycle traffic during the morning commute.

The identity of the rider and other details of the accident weren't immediately available.

Looking at that picture just made me cry. Stay safe out there.



rox said...

that is terrifying. that could be anyone.

ViciousG42 said...

yay, and its the "getting jumped" season too! i love being a cyclist.

Shyam said...

yeah looking at those two officers look at a set of tires makes me really sad too