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Fleeing helmet-less motorcyclist fights for life after 100mph crash in Fridley

The incident shut down University Avenue NE for several hours.

A motorcyclist who fled police before crashing into a car while traveling at speeds of over 100 mph is fighting for his life.

The incident started just before 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, shutting down University Avenue Northeast for several hours, Fridley Police said.

The biker fled as police tried to pull him over for reckless driving, with officers stopping their chase because it was too unsafe.

That didn't stop the motorcyclist though, who was traveling at estimated speeds of 100mph-plus through Fridley along University Avenue, running stop signs and passing traffic in turn lanes.

When he came to University and 49th Avenue NE, his bike crashed into the rear driver's side of a car that was traveling through the intersection.

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The motorcyclist wasn't wearing a helmet, police say, and he's now getting treatment on life-threatening injuries at Hennepin County Medical Center.

The driver of the car suffered minor injuries and is assisting police with their investigation.

University Avenue was expected to reopen in time for the evening rush hour.

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