Bicyclist Killed by School Bus in St. Paul Identified

“Unfortunately they were unable to save the man’s life.”

Edgar Linares
May 09, 2018 - 7:15 pm

Courtesy of St. Paul Police


St. Paul Police have identified the bicyclist killed in an accident involving a school bus Wednesday afternoon.

75-year-old Alan Douglas Grahn of Minneapolis was stuck by the bus that had 30 children on board.

It happened just after 2:00 PM at the intersection of Snelling and Summit Avenues. When officers arrived, they found Grahn wearing a helmet unconscious laying on the street.

“They rendered first aid, called for St. Paul paramedics,” said Steve Linders, St. Paul Police spokesman. “Unfortunately, they were unable to save his life.”

Thirty students from Ramsey Middle School were on the bus when the crash occurred they were not injured. Another bus picked up the students and took them home, police are not sure what the students saw.

The accident falls a few weeks after the police department launched its annual “Stop for Me” campaign. Data from the city of St. Paul shows only three out of 10 drivers stop for pedestrians crossing the street at non-signaled crosswalks.

“We’ve been out at intersections across the city, and we’ll do it throughout the summer,” said Linders. “Right now, we’re warning people and sometimes writing citations, because at the end of the day we all use these streets and we all need to look out for one another."

Linders says a preliminary investigation shows drugs and alcohol do not appear to have played a role in this crash. This is St. Paul's first deadly accident involving a bicyclist this year.



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