Cyclist Injured After Colliding With Car In Stearns County

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A cyclist in a Stearns County bike race was injured Sunday after colliding with a car.

According to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office, just before 1:30 p.m. authorities were called to a car crash involving a bicycle. The cyclist had been part of a local bike race.

Upon arrival, officials learned that 45-year-old Jeffrey Damm, of Minneapolis, was riding northbound on 223 Avenue when a car, driven by 45-year-old Ronald Buerman of Albany, pulled out onto the road from 300 Street.

Officers said Buerman had not seen Damm coming.

Damm was treated on the scene and later transported to St. Cloud Hospital ER. He suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The crash is currently under investigation.


One Comment

  1. Trevor Frith says:

    What if there was a way the driver could have started the braking ¾ of a second sooner and stopped 30 – 40 feet shorter. There is. Sad that the authorities refuse to teach student drivers the safer left foot braking method and ban driving instructors from teaching the inefficient and dangerous (right foot pedal errors) right foot braking on automatic cars.

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