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Highway 3 closed following car-bike accident

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A 14-year-old Farmington boy was airlifted to Regions Hospital after being struck by a car on Highway 3 Tuesday afternoon.

According to Minnesota State Patrol trooper Mike Gensmer, the 14-year-old boy was riding his bicycle across Highway 3 when the accident occurred. He was riding in the crosswalk, Gensmer said, but was crossing against the light, which was red for eastbound traffic.

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The boy was struck by an 18-year-old Farmington man, who was driving northbound on Highway 3. The 18-year-old was driving a four door Lexus, which struck the younger teen and carried him approximately 75 yards before coming to a stop.

The younger teen was thrown from the hood of the car and landed in a northbound turn lane of Highway 3.

The older teen was not injured, Gensmer said. The bicyclist received extensive head injury and a broken arm. He was not wearing a helmet.

Highway 3 was closed in both directions while emergency personnel responded to the scene.

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Nathan Hansen
Nathan Hansen has been a reporter and editor with the Farmington Independent and the Rosemount Town Pages since 1997. He is very tall.
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