{span}Authorities reported that a bicyclist sustained life-threatening injuries in a collision with a vehicle at a Northfield intersection Wednesday night.{/span}

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Mark Steven Ring, 44, of Northfield, was riding his bike on Highway 3 around 9:40 p.m. Ring was traveling southbound while William James Matzek, 19, of Hastings, was traveling northbound in a 2013 Subaru Impreza.

When Ring, who was wearing a helmet, took a left turn onto Fifth Street East, the bike and the car collided at the intersection.

Northfield Police, Fire and Ambulance responded to the scene of the crash.

Ring was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. The 19-year-old Subaru driver was uninjured.

The State Patrol said road conditions were wet at the time.

Jesse Faust, Northfield assistant fire chief, said Friday that the State Patrol closed the intersection for a brief period Thursday afternoon, in order to send a drone up to capture photos for the accident investigation.

“We don’t know anything more at this time about the cyclist’s condition,” Faust said.

An attempt to reach a spokesperson for Hennepin Healthcare, for an update on Ring’s condition Friday afternoon was unsuccessful.

Pamela Thompson is the associate editor for the Northfield News. Reach her at 507-645-1115 or pamela.thompson@apgsomn.com.

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