Austin state representative injured in bicycle crash

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Democratic Rep. Elliot Naishtat, who represents Austin, was injured in a bicycle crash Friday.

According to state Rep. Donna Howard, Naishtat was attending the National Conference of State Legislatures Legislative Summit in Minneapolis when he was involved in a bicycle accident. Howard tells KXAN the crash did not involve a car.

Naishtat was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. Howard says Naishtat’s injuries were not critical. She spoke to Naishtat by phone Saturday morning and said he is expected to be released from the hospital soon. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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