MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Authorities say a motorcyclist attempting to flee police is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries after crashing into a vehicle late Tuesday morning in Fridley.

A Fridley police sergeant attempted to stop the motorcyclist at about 11:28 a.m. Tuesday in the area of 61st Ave. NE and University Ave. NE. The motorcyclist had been driving recklessly, showing conduct that he wanted the police to try to stop him.

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The sergeant activated his lights, and the motorcyclist fled southbound on University Avenue at a high rate of speed. The sergeant didn’t pursue and turned off his lights. Fridley police didn’t pursue due to policy and safety concerns. The motorcyclist continued at a high rate of speed and didn’t stop for traffic lights.

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Witnesses say the motorcyclist went through 49th Ave. NE and ran a red light. He was driving more than 100 miles per hour and not wearing a helmet when he hit the rear driver’s side of a vehicle going through the intersection. The motorcyclist was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the car suffered minor injuries, cooperated at the scene with authorities and is not suspected of being impaired.

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The incident is being investigated by the Fridley Police Department, with assistance from the Minnesota State Patrol and the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office.