ST. PAUL (WCCO) — A 60-year-old St. Paul man is in the hospital with severe head trauma after he rear-ended a vehicle with his motorcycle Sunday afternoon, according to the Roseville Police Department.

According to police, witnesses reported that the man was traveling westbound on Larpenteur Avenue at around 1:45 p.m. when he changed lanes and rear-ended a vehicle stopped or slowing in traffic to travel south onto Cumberland Avenue.

When police arrived, the motorcyclist was found unconscious and suffering from severe head trauma. He was taken to Regions Hospital by ambulance. He is currently in critical condition.

The driver of the vehicle has been identified as a 24-year-old St. Paul man. He suffered no injuries and is cooperating with police.

The Minnesota State Patrol investigated and reconstructed the accident. During the investigation, portions of bout west and eastbound Larpenteur Avenue were shut down for around three hours.

Alcohol doesn’t appear to be a contributing factor in the crash, police said.


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