The Faribault Police Department reported at 7:32 p.m. on Sunday, May 5, 2024 they were dispatched to a car vs. bicyclist injury accident at Western Avenue and Highway 60.  Multiple callers reported the bicyclist was unconscious.

Chief John Sherwin says upon arrival officers went to the bicyclist, identified as Daniel Ryan Torkelson, 52, of Northfield.  Torkelson was conscious, but sustained significant injuries.  The Faribault Fire Department and North Ambulance also responded and assisted with medical care.

Due to the seriousness of his injuries, Torkelson was transported by North Ambulance to the Faribault Airport where he was airlifted by helicopter to St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester.  Although Torkelson sustained significant injuries, once stabilized at the hospital, his injuries were described as non-life threatening.

Torkelson was struck by a pickup traveling westbound on Highway 60 driven by Sean Ray Schulz, 37, of Warsaw, Mn.  Schulz and multiple witnesses indicated he was westbound on Highway 60 and entered the intersection on a green light.

Sherwin says no citations were issued based on the statements obtained and evidence at the scene.

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