2 Coon Rapids men in critical condition after motorcycles collide on Highway 169

The motorcycles collided on Hwy. 169 near Brooklyn Boulevard.
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Two men from Coon Rapids are fighting for their lives after colliding motorcycles on Saturday. 

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the crash happened around 12:30 p.m. on Hwy. 169 near Brooklyn Boulevard/77th Avenue in Brooklyn Park. 

The two riders were going north on 169 when the driver of a blue Yamaha motorcycle traveling at a fast rate of speed collided with a red Honda motorcycle in front of him. 

Both riders were wearing helmets but suffered life-threatening injuries. They were transported to North Memorial Medical Center for treatment. 

The driver of the 2006 Yamaha is a 28 year old from Coon Rapids and the driver of the 2008 Honda is a 34 year old from Coon Rapids. 

On Friday, a 40-year-old man from Brooklyn Park died when he crashed his super bike on Interstate 694 near the Interstate 94 interchange.

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