An SUV traveling on the wrong side of Lyndale Avenue South smashed into a 17-year old cyclist around 7:40 p.m. on Monday evening. The cyclist told police he was turning south onto Lyndale Avenue from Minnehaha Parkway’s eastbound side when the truck hit him, sending him flying over the vehicle’s hood and off its back.
The report filed by officers with the Minneapolis Police Department didn't say if the teen had been using bicycle lights, although the collision occured close to or at sundown.
The victim suffered only minor scrapes, went home to call the police, and refused medical attention when police responded, although the report did not comment on the state of the 17-year old’s bicycle. The SUV involved, described by the victim as recent-model and black or dark blue, sped away from the scene without checking on the victim.