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Bicyclist in critical condition after collision in St. Paul

June 19, 2018

A bicyclist is in critical condition after she was struck by a car in St. Paul Monday evening.

A police report identified the bicyclist as Bernadette L. Spencer of Minneapolis and the driver of the vehicle as Adrian F. Turnil of St. Paul.

According to Sgt. Mike Ernster, a police spokesman: Police were called to the intersection of Griggs Street and Concordia Avenue about 7:30 p.m. The vehicle was traveling eastbound on Concordia when it struck the bicyclist, who had traveled south on a pedestrian bridge and was entering the street.

Spencer was taken to Regions Hospital, where she was listed in critical condition Tuesday.

Turnil remained at the scene and was cooperative, and was not arrested.

Police do not believe drugs or alcohol were a factor in Turnils driving, Ernster said.

Maps of the intersection show that there is no stop sign for cars traveling east on Concordia, a one-way street, through a designated pedestrian walkway that connects to the pedestrian bridge.

In May, bicyclist Alan D. Grahn was struck and killed by a school bus while traveling on Summit Avenue. No charges were filed against the driver in that case after authorities determined that Grahn rode through a red light as the bus was making a turn.

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