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Cyclist 'lays down' bike to avoid truck

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A motorcyclist had to "lay the bike down" to avoid a collision after a pickup truck pulled out in front of him near Battle Lake Saturday afternoon.

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Lynn M. Swenson, 57, of Fergus Falls was southbound on Highway 78 on a 2002 Harley Davidson motorcycle, according to the State Patrol.

Kenneth Shelstad, 72, or Doran, was eastbound on Cantebury Sands Road in a 2007 Chevy Silverado, and pulled out onto Highway 78 in front of the motorcycle, according to the State Patrol.

The motorcyclist suffered minor injuries from laying the bike down to avoid a collision. The pickup driver suffered no apparent injuries.

The incident occurred about 3:40 p.m. on dry two-lane blacktop at milepost 24 in Otter Tail County.

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