Minnesota pedestrian accident occrred in early morning hours

Readers who are aged 50 and beyond might recall a time in life when many people used to walk to work. Nowadays, it is no doubt more rare than it used to be; however, there are still some people who live close enough to their workplaces that they can commute on foot. Navigating a Minnesota roadway as a pedestrian requires caution and alertness. Pedestrians, like those who travel by motor vehicle, are at risk for injuries, but they do have a right to expect nearby drivers to adhere to traffic laws and safety regulations to reduce the chances that a pedestrian accident might occur.

tragic incident took place on a recent Friday morning at approximately 6:30 a.m. when a vehicle struck a woman who was walking to work. Rescuers who responded to the scene reportedly found the woman unresponsive. After transporting her to a local hospital, she was pronounced dead. 

The 42-year-old man who was behind the wheel of the vehicle when the collision occurred is now in police custody. Officers who conducted preliminary investigations after the crash stated that the man's breath smelled of alcohol. Cases like this often lead to criminal charges against drivers who submit to Breathalyzer tests and fail them.

This was the second fatal collision in the Twin Cities within a 24-hour period. When a pedestrian accident results in a fatality, it causes grief in the victim's family and throughout his or her community. There is no way to replace the loss of a human life. Many Minnesota families take comfort, however, in knowing that the state allows them to file legal claims against drunk drivers or other motorists whose negligence is believed to have caused their loved ones' deaths.

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