A bicyclist, 67-year-old Gary Bernard Michel of St. Paul, MN, was killed this afternoon after being struck by a Ford pickup truck in an accident near the intersection of Highway 36 and Hilton Trail in Pine Springs, Minnesota.  The crash occurred around 2 p.m. in the westbound lanes. The State Patrol is investigating the crash and full details are not yet available, but preliminary reports state that the bicycle crossed in front of the pickup as the truck was leaving an exit ramp.

Last month, there was another fatal crash involving a bicyclist on Highway 36, about two miles from the site of today’s accident. That crash, near the intersection of Hadley Avenue, occurred in dry conditions around 3:30 p.m. and involved a GMC Yukon that was traveling eastbound. In that case, the bicyclist, John Ewers, 51, also suffered fatal injuries.

As avid cyclists ourselves, the bike accident legal team at Pritzker Hageman is committed to promoting safe biking and safe driving around bikes and pedestrians across Minnesota.

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Bicycle Accident Lawsuits

When bicyclists are injured or killed in accidents involving motor vehicles, they or their family members can file a lawsuit if it can be shown that the driver of the vehicle was at fault. For instance, if it was a case of distracted driving. Brendan Flaherty, one of our bicycle accident attorneys, has represented clients who were injured or had family members killed due to all kinds of distracted-driving, including cellphone use and even driving while reading a map.

Brendan is a member of our experienced team that has won several multi-million-dollar settlements and verdicts including a $6 million wrongful death claim. To contact our team, call 1 (888) 377-8900 (toll-free), send a text to 612-261-0856, or complete the form below. The consultation is free and we don’t get paid unless we win for you.

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