Saint Paul police investigating fatal crash involving school bus and bicyclist
Investigators with the Saint Paul Police Department are investigating after a crash involving a school bus took the life of a bicyclist at the intersection of Summit and Snelling Avenues Wednesday, May 9.
Officers were called to the scene at about 2:10 p.m. When they arrived they found a gravely injured adult male, who had apparently been riding a bicycle when he was involved in a crash with a school bus carrying about 30 students.
Officers rendered first aid to the bicyclist and immediately called Saint Paul Fire medics to the scene. Unfortunately, life-saving measures were unsuccessful and the bicyclist died without being transported to the hospital.
The students were escorted off the bus to a nearby college campus, where another bus picked them up. No injuries were reported to any students or the bus driver.
Investigators interviewed the bus driver as well as possible witnesses. According to preliminary information gathered at the scene, there is no indication that drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash.
The police department’s Forensic Services Unit will process the scene for evidence and attempt to determine what happened. The name of the bicyclist will be released after family notifications are made.
This is an open and active investigation, and no further information is currently available. Any updates, including the name of the deceased, will be released on the Saint Paul Police Department’s Twitter account, @sppdmn.
This is the fifth crash involving vehicles and bicyclists in Saint Paul this year and the first to prove fatal. Last year, 99 bicyclists were involved in crashes, and one person was killed.