A bicyclist was in critical condition after running a red light on Hennepin Avenue in downtown Minneapolis and slamming into a vehicle on Saturday afternoon, police said.
When officers responded to the crash just before 3 p.m., they found the cyclist, a man, lying critically injured, said police spokesman John Elder. He was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center by ambulance.
The motorist was shaken up but unharmed, Elder said.
A preliminary investigation determined that the car was headed west on N. 1st Street, following the green lights, when the bicyclist, heading north on Hennepin Avenue, failed to yield, Elder said. The cycle smashed into the small passenger vehicle’s driver’s side door and shattered part of the windshield on impact.
Photos from the scene showed a crumpled red bicycle in the intersection behind a blue sedan with deep scratches and dents on the car’s door.