A man riding a moped in Northeast Minneapolis died Friday after he was struck by an SUV and thrown from the vehicle a day earlier. On Thursday, May 11 at 10:22 p.m., Minneapolis police responded to a personal injury accident at the intersection of Central Avenue Northeast and Lowry Avenue Northeast.
An adult male driving a moped was traveling northbound on Central Avenue Northeast, entering the intersection on a green light crossing Lowry Avenue Northeast when a SUV that was traveling southbound on Central Avenue Northeast made a left turn to go eastbound on Lowry Avenue Northeast in front of the moped.
Police say the moped stuck the rear passenger door of the SUV. The moped driver was thrown from the moped, according to a news release.
Officers provided medical care to the moped driver until paramedics arrived. He was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center where he died from his injuries Friday.
The name of the deceased, along with the cause and nature of his death will be released by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office. Police say the driver of the SUV stopped immediately and is cooperating with traffic investigators.
Originally posted on Path.com