Police Warn Motorists After Bicyclist Hit In Mpls

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Minneapolis Police are warning motorists to slow down and be attentive after a bicyclist was struck and seriously injured on Monday.

The incident happened on East 28thStreet about two blocks east of Cedar Avenue as the bicyclist was in a crosswalk using the Midtown Greenway.

Police said the motorist failed to yield while the bicyclist was in the crosswalk, and several other vehicles managed to yield to the bicyclist.

East 28th Street, a one-way street leading to Hiawatha Avenue, is used by thousands of motorists each day as a commuter route, as is the Midtown Greenway.

Police urge motorists to take caution when driving in an area where bicyclists are present, and they are also warning bikers to make it clear where they are traveling and use crosswalk signals as if they are pedestrians.

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