County Deputy Hits Bicyclist With Squad in Northern Minnesota
Walker, MN (KROC-AM News) - One bicyclist was injured after she was struck by a squad car in northern Minnesota Thursday.
The Minnesota State Patrol reported Cass County Deputy Ryan Huston was traveling north on 6th Lake Road at the intersection where two pedestrians on bicycles were traveling east on the Heartland Bike Trail in Shingobee Township near Walker.
The state patrol said the pedestrians failed to yield to a stop sign entering the lane of traffic as the Deputy entered the intersection. All parties attempted to stop in time, but one bicyclist was struck by the squad car in the middle of the lane around 4:50 p.m.
The injured bicyclist was identified as 63-year-old Barbara Gartner of Iowa City, IA. She was transported to Essentia Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The deputy was not injured in the crash.