MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Police in Bemidji are investigating after a teenager, who was biking, was struck and injured by a motorist overnight.
According to police, officers responded at 2 a.m. Tuesday to Park Avenue Northwest near 20th Street Northwest on the report of a male who was not breathing and bleeding.READ MORE: Group Files Lawsuit Over Potential Ballot Question On Replacing Minneapolis Police Dept.
Officers arrived and found a 17-year-old boy, who was responsive and able to briefly speak with officers. He told officers that he was struck from behind by a vehicle while he was riding his bike on Park Avenue.READ MORE: The Do's And Don'ts As Air Quality Alert Casts Pall Over Minnesota
The victim was taken to an area hospital and later transferred to a trauma center in Fargo, North Dakota for more treatment and evaluation.MORE NEWS: Minnesota Weather: Air Quality Alert Extended Due To ‘Unprecedented’ Conditions
The vehicle was described as a full-size dark-colored SUV, similar to a Chevrolet Tahoe or Cadillac Escalade. Anyone with information related to the incident is encouraged to call Bemidji police detectives at 218-333-9111.
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