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Motorcyclist fights for his life after hitting Hwy. 280 guard rail

The 33 year old has life-threatening injuries.

A motorcyclist was thrown from his bike after hitting a guard rail on a Twin Cities highway on Saturday.

The biker, identified as Andre Kaplan, of White Bear Township, lost control on southbound Hwy. 280 at University Avenue in St. Paul at 4 a.m.

The 33 year old was ejected from his bike after striking the rail, suffering life-threatening injuries.

He was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center, where no further updates have been given on his condition.

He was riding a 1990 Honda motorcycle.

The Minnesota State Patrol says that alcohol was not a factor in the crash, and notes that Kaplan was wearing a helmet.

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The DPS told Bring Me The News that there had been 9 fatal crashes involving motorcycles as of the end of May, compared to 10 last year and 11 in 2016.

There have been 55 serious injuries caused in motorcycle crashes, this too is down from 72 in 2017 and 74 in 2016. 

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