UPDATED: Roseville Accident Leaves 53-Year-Old Motorcyclist Dead
Accident occurred late Thursday afternoon at County Road C and Prior Avenue.
Updated (2:30 a.m. Saturday): The motorcyclist who struck another motor vehicle at the intersection of County Road C and Prior Avenue Thursday evening died at about 8 p.m. Friday from injuries sustained in the collision, Roseville police Lt. Lorne Rosand said.
The 53-year-old, identified as Jerry L. LaPlante of North St. Paul, was in treatment at the Hennepin County Medical Center when he died.
The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office plans to perform an autopsy.
Roseville Police today are reporting that a 53-year old North St. Paul motorcyclist is in critical condition at Hennepin County Medical Center after he struck another motor vehicle at the intersection of County Road C and Prior Avenue in Roseville at about 5:39 p.m. Thursday (June 14).
"According to witnesses, the motorcyclist was traveling east-bound on County Road C when he is alleged to have entered the Prior Avenue intersection on a red semaphore light and struck a Renewal by Andersen box truck as it turned from west bound County Road C to enter the business parking lot," Roseville Police said in a news statement.
Police officials continued:
"Upon arrival of police, the 53-year old motorcyclist was found unconscious, with a severed left leg below the knee, a fractured arm and facial injuries. The motorcyclist was transported by ambulance to Hennepin County Medical Center for care. The preliminary police investigation indicates the cyclist wasn’t wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
The driver of the truck, who suffered no apparent injuries, has been identified as a 39- year old Eden Prairie man and is cooperating with police.
Because of the seriousness of this accident, the Minnesota State Patrol was requested to assist with the investigation/reconstruction.
During the course of the accident investigation, both east and west-bound lanes of County Road C between Fairview and Cleveland Avenues were closed for approximately two hours.
According to preliminary police reports, pre-accident crash causes may have been speed, a semaphore violation and failure to yield as possible contributing factors in this crash.
Police will continue to investigate and will update the media if there is a change in the cyclist’s medical condition."