Truck rear-ends bicycle on highway, injuring 15-year-old boy
ISLE -- A 15-year-old boy was injured Monday, July 1, when a Dodge Ram truck struck him while he riding on a bicycle on Highway 18 in Aitkin County.
The Minnesota State Patrol reported the Dodge Ram and the bicycle were both heading west on Highway 18 when the Ram rear-ended the bicycle, which was traveling in the traffic lane near 260th Avenue, northeast of Isle. The state patrol responded to the crash at 5:08 a.m. and learned the bicyclist was wearing dark clothing and the bicycle had no reflectors or red lights on it. The Dodge braked and swerved to avoid the bicycle, but still made contact with the rear or the bike.
The driver of the Dodge, Chad L. Sorenson, 46, Esko, was not injured. The boy, whose name was not released, was transported to Mille Lacs Health System in Onamia. His condition is unknown.