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Former Council Member Colvin Roy suffers serious head injury when hit by school bus

She was hit by the bus while walking near Lake Nokomis; colleagues say her injuries are very serious.

Former Minneapolis City Council Member Sandra Colvin Roy was seriously injured Tuesday when she was hit by a school bus while walking near Lake Nokomis.

The Star Tribune reports that Colvin Roy was walking by the bus as it rounded a corner near the lake.

Council President Barbara Johnson told the paper that she understands that Colvin Roy is in critical condition.

Former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak tweeted this morning: 

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Please keep former council member Sandy Colvin Roy in your prayers as she goes into surgery following an accident

Colvin Roy represented the 12th ward for 16 years; she didn’t run for re-election in 2013.