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Transit Bus Hits Bicyclist

Most bus accidents tend to involve pedestrians, other vehicles, or a maneuver by the bus driver can cause the bus to overturn, such as taking a corner too quickly. Unfortunately, there are many ways a bus can be involved in an accident and these accidents can sometimes be fatal. In turn, these accidents lead to auto accident lawsuits and much more.

On September 18, Minneapolis police reported that a Metro Valley Transit bus hit a female bicyclist near the University of Minnesota campus in Dinkytown.

The incident occurred at the 10th Avenue South and 4th Street SE intersection at around 4:20 p.m., trapping the woman underneath the bus.

Investigators say that it looks as if both the bicyclist and the bus were westbound on 4th Street SE and ended up side-by-side, which set them up for the accident. The bicyclist was in the bike lane on the left side of the one-way street. They then turned onto the two-way 10th Avenue South at the exact same time. It was during that turn that the two collided, partially trapping the woman under the bus and the bus ran over the bicycle. The woman was later freed and rushed to the Hennepin County Medical Center.

Fortunately, her injuries are not life threatening, so she is expected to survive. The driver of the bus has not been cited in the accident. The identities of the involved individuals have not been released, but it is believed that the bicyclist is a student at the University.

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