MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Officials are investigating after a student at Monticello High School was struck by another student’s car as he biked into school Monday morning.

The Wright County Sheriff’s Office says the collision happened shortly after 7 a.m. at the intersection of School Boulevard and Fallon Avenue.

The cyclist, a 16-year-old boy, was riding north in the crosswalk on Fallon when he was struck by a car driven by a 16-year-old girl.

The boy suffered non-life-threatening injuries, officials say. Emergency crews brought him to North Memorial Medical Center for treatment.

The driver was not hurt in the crash. Her car was towed from the scene.

The crash remains under investigation.

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  1. Trevor Frith says:

    We must all care about these types of tragic crashes but we must also ask, would the Google car have stopped in time? What if there was a way this driver could have started the braking ¾ of a second sooner and stopped 30 – 40 feet shorter, perhaps in an even shorter distance than the Google car. There is. Sad that those in charge of driver legislation and training refuse to teach student drivers the safer (But girly!) left foot braking method and ban driving instructors from teaching the very complicated and difficult to mentally maintain especially for older drivers (over 40!), inefficient(poor stopping distance) and dangerous (right foot pedal errors) right foot braking on automatic transmission cars. See DOT HS 811 597, 812 058and 812 431. NHTSA insists on calling it “pedal misapplication” and always blames the driver rather than their beloved right foot braking method. Score to date 150,000 dead, millions injured, and billions in costs. The price men both in and out of government are apparently willing to pay to maintain their systemic belief in right foot braking on automatic cars even though they have zero scientific justification. As one transportation “expert” said “That’s the way it’s always been taught”! This is not about who has the safer braking method but rather why they refuse to scientifically compare the two methods! Was it driver error or the way we taught them to brake?

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