Cyclist struck, injured during central Minn. tour

Published 3:01 pm Saturday, August 17, 2013

PAYNESVILLE — A bicyclist was struck and injured by a car while riding in a bike tour across central Minnesota.

Fifty-five-year-old Gerald Johnson of Bemidji was struck Friday near Paynesville.

Johnson was airlifted to St. Cloud Hospital. He is in fair condition.

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The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office said the driver of a car went through an intersection without stopping at the stop sign and struck Johnson.

Johnson was participating in day two of the “Bicycle Around Minnesota” tour.