CAR HIT PEDESTRIAN IN CROSSWALK – MN DEATH CASES UP THIS YEAR
A 39-year-old Loretto woman was hit and killed by a box truck while crossing the street in a wheelchair in Plymouth Monday. The Minnesota State Patrol reported the woman was crossing the southbound Interstate 494 off-ramp crosswalk when she was hit by the truck around 11:08 a.m.
The crash closed Highway 55 for an extended period of time, the State Patrol said. The Plymouth Police Department, Plymouth Fire Department and Allina Ambulance assisted the State Patrol.
More than 100 people have died on Minnesota roads this year, preliminary data show. The state hit the grim milestone on April 21, which is earlier than normal. Of those who have died in traffic-related incidents, at least 11 have been pedestrians. At least 22 people were killed in crashes with heavy vehicle trucks, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. Almost all of those tragic cases were preventable.
INJURY LAWYERS MN CASES
Our lawyer have handled many cases where our client was hit in an intersection cross walk. Often, it is because the driver is making a left turn and looks right without looking left again. However, we have also had many cases where the driver of the car was speeding and couldn’t stop, or just wasn’t paying attention. A person crossing an intersection is very vulnerable, and has to rely on drivers to obey the law.
If you are injured in a car accident or as a pedestrian while crossing the street, call us for a free consultation. We have offices where you can meet an attorney in Minneapolis, Woodbury and Edina. We also make house calls throughout Minnesota. Our personal injury lawyers have over 25 years’ experience. We have handled hundreds of cases and recovered millions of dollars for people. A car accident lawyer will explain your rights to you and make sure your interests are protected.