14-Year-Old In Critical Condition After Hit On Bike

PRIOR LAKE, Minn. (WCCO) — A 14-year-old Prior Lake boy is in critical condition after being hit by a car, while on his bike.

The Minnesota State Patrol said the incident occurred around 7:50 a.m. Monday at Highway 13 and Oakland Beach Avenue.

Police say Seth Ratliff was on his bicycle in the intersection when he was hit by a 2002 Ford Explorer driven by 76-year-old Janice Miller, also of Prior Lake.

Ratliff was airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center in critical condition.

The Prior Lake Police Department and the Scott County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the incident.

  • angus

    A very serious problem with biking is older drivers, very intent on watching for cars and do not see bikes. Do not know who had the right of way but even if the biker has the right of way the rider must ride defensively andwait until they are sure the driver has seen them.

  • jean

    if the driver could see,the biker?, was he wearing dark clothing and no lights, its still kinda dark out at 7:30am

    • Daniel Williams

      I know him and when he gets better i will tell you if he was wearing black or not

  • Daniel Williams

    The kid who got hit sits at my table during lunch and he was heading to school and was only three houses away from his house when he was hit.

    I pray that he will make it through this

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