Jail administrator struck by vehicle while biking

By Derrick Knutson

Chisago County Jail Administrator Capt. Brandon Thyen is recovering at Hennepin County Medical Center after being struck by a vehicle while biking in Lent Township July 4.

Thyen was cycling near the intersection of Kost Trail and Lincoln Road when the vehicle hit him.

Chisago County Sheriff Rick Duncan said Thyen rolled overtop the vehicle’s windshield and subsequently suffered a laceration the length of his back.

Thyen was able to stand following the accident, but reportedly collapsed shortly thereafter and was airlifted to the hospital.

“He’s pretty lucky,” Duncan said. “A few more inches and it would have hit his vital organs.”

Duncan added doctors expect Thyen to make a full recovery in 6-8 weeks.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

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