Bicyclist dies after colliding with car
by Dallas Johnson
A St. Paul bicyclist died Tuesday after colliding with a car in St. Louis Park Saturday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported.
Roger Allen Tomberlin, 47, died Tuesday from injuries sustained when he hit the side of a car near Highway 7 around 8:00 p.m. Saturday, a St. Louis Park police report said.
The driver told police that she heard a loud thud, stopped and exited the vehicle. When she saw Tomberlin, she called police. Police found evidence that is consistant with her story.
"There was no fault on the part of the driver," said St. Louis Park Police Chief John Luse. "The driver will not be charged."
Tomberlin had been out with his uncle Satruday evening at a few bars and restaurants, the police report said. He had had "a few alcoholic beverages," the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported.
Tomberlin was not wearing a helmet when he struck the car. He was unresponsive when the paramedics arrived and was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center, where he died Tuesday, a Hennepin County medical examiner said.