Teen motorcyclist says driver rammed him off the road intentionally

The teenager was injured in the hit-and-run on Sunday.
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A teenage motorcyclist from Prior Lake claims he was rammed off the road by a car as he returned home Sunday night.

Grant Skluzacek, 18, says he's lucky to be alive after he was bumped from his bike just after 11 p.m. Sunday.

In a Facebook post, the teenager says he was riding his Yamaha when he noticed a blue Honda following just behind him on a frontage road off of 185th Street West and I-35W, near the Target in Lakeville.


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Continuing along 185th Street, Skluzacek says he was near the Natchez Avenue intersection between Lakeville and Prior Lake when the car backed off and turned off its headlights.

"I remember seeing lights again and hearing the cars engine and then i was in the air and rolling."

He posted pictures of his injuries taken while in the hospital. He suffered road rash, gashes to his body and a fractured wrist.

But it could have been a lot worse were he not wearing his protective clothing, with his bike leather minimizing the damage to his body while his helmet took a serious bump that could have proved fatal were he not wearing it.

"I was lucky to walk away from this," he wrote, though his bike was "totaled."

FOX 9 reports that the incident is being investigated by the Scott County Sheriff's Office, saying it's looking for a dark blue metallic Honda with heavy front-end damage on the passenger side.

Skluzacek told the TV station that nothing happened prior to the incident that could have provoked the driver, adding: "It happened to me, it could happen to somebody else."

A GoFundMe has been created by the teenager's father to help cover some of his son's medical expenses and lost earnings, as he'll be out of work for the next 6 weeks.

Anyone with information should call (952) 496-8132. 

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