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Girl On Bike Seriously Injured After Being Struck, Dragged By Semi In Crookston

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- A 10-year-old Crookston girl is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries after she was struck by a semi truck while on a sidewalk early Monday evening.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a semi was traveling westbound on Highway 2 and attempted to turn north onto North Broadway when it struck a bicyclist on the sidewalk.

"The semi trailer crossed up onto the sidewalk while making the turn running over a child," Minnesota State Patrol Public Information Officer Sgt. Jesse Grabow said in a tweet.

Police in Crookston say the girl and her bike became entangled in the semi-trailer wheels and she was dragged until the semi stopped about a block and a half north of Robert Street.

The victim was taken to RiverView Health and later airlifted to a hospital in Fargo. The state patrol says her injuries are life-threatening.

The driver of the semi was identified by the state patrol as a 73-year-old Mahnomen man.

Police don't believe alcohol played a role in the accident. The Minnesota State Patrol is assisting in the investigation.

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