Car Accident Lawyer MN Hit By Car Running From Police


A St. Paul newspaper reported today that an innocent motorist has died after the vehicle he driving was struck by a man speeding down an alley in St. Paul late Friday. Police were dispatched just before midnight on reports from a woman that her boyfriend was fighting with her 14-year-old son and tried to stab him with a machete. The 9-1-1 caller said that the suspect had jumped in a van and was speeding up and down an alley just north of University Avenue at Victoria.

A responding officer arrived on the scene and activated his lights but the 26-year-old suspect did not stop. He instead sped off to flee the police officer, nearly hitting another officer and eventually crashing into a garage, then a vehicle on the 800 block of Sherburne Avenue. The vehicle that was struck by the other car fleeing the police was hit so hard that it actually split in two. The victim was rushed to Regions Hospital but did not survive. The suspect jumped out of his vehicle and ran on foot but was eventually caught and taken into custody. He suffered a broken sternum and collar bone, and was also taken to Regions. The suspect was treated and then booked into the Ramsey County Jail on probable cause criminal vehicular homicide and running from the police after the accident.

Witnesses said the victim was a great guy with an excellent sense of humor who loved his children, and could light up a room with his personality. They say It doesn’t seem real, even though it is. “You lose a good person, he was a friend to everybody, fun guy, just living his life normal and, and you lose him in such a tragic way.”


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