UMPD Sergeant Long Xiong observes the scene of a collision that occurred between a pedestrian and a semi truck at the Stadium Village light rail station on Wednesday, Oct. 18.
A man hit by a semi truck near the Stadium Village light rail station Wednesday afternoon died Thursday morning at the Hennepin County Medical Center.
The truck was heading east on University Avenue Southeast when the pedestrian crossing the street appeared to strike the side of the truck and fell under its trailer just after 2 p.m. at the intersection of Southeast Huron Boulevard and University Avenue Southeast, according to a Minneapolis Police press release.
The man was transported to the HCMC. He was in critical condition and heading into surgery around 8 p.m., MPD spokesperson Sgt. Catherine Michal said.
The semitruck driver stayed at the scene and is cooperating with officers, Michal said. According to the release, the man died at HCMC around 4:30 a.m. Thursday.