Former Minneapolis City Council Member Sandra Colvin Roy was struck by a school bus near Lake Nokomis and listed in critical condition Wednesday with a head injury.
Colvin Roy was struck as the bus rounded a corner while she was walking to Lake Nokomis to meet a former aide Tuesday afternoon, according to neighbor and political ally Carol Kummer.
Kummer said she was told that after surgery to relieve skull pressure, Colvin Roy was able to move her foot when asked by medical personnel at Hennepin County Medical Center. Daughter Leah Colvin Roy texted that her mother was “stable but not yet awake.”
Cory Lindstrom, a resident of the block where the accident occurred, arrived after hearing the impact. He said it appeared that Colvin Roy was crossing 28th Avenue S. at 49th Street. A police report said that’s an unmarked crosswalk.
Colvin Roy served on the council for 16 years through 2013, and chaired its Transportation and Public Works Committee.
The 65-year-old decided not to run again after casting the deciding vote when the City Council voted 7-6 for a new Vikings stadium in downtown Minneapolis. Colvin Roy was elected from the 12th Ward, succeeding Denny Schulstad.
She earlier served on the Metropolitan Parks and Open Space Commission, and worked as a staffer for then-Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Spartz.
She and her husband, Art, live in the Nokomis East area, four blocks from the lake.