One of the most difficult lessons in life is the realization that some of the most mundane and ordinary activities in life can end in tragedy. This past January, a beloved Minnesota grandmother made a decision that ended in her unexpected death after a fatal pedestrian accident. Though the crash occurred months ago, the woman driving the vehicle was only recently formally charged.
In spite of the efforts to educate the public about the dangers of drunk driving, too many motorists still drink and drive. Though impaired drivers never intend to cause harm to an innocent person, the fact remains that countless families have been shattered by the loss of loved ones in these senseless crashes. Recently, a Minnesota judge suspended the four-year prison sentence imposed for the death of a victim in a pedestrian accident.
One of the functions of a community is to report dangers to those in local government in an effort to bolster the safety of its residents and visitors. Unfortunately, in spite of the efforts to raise awareness of existing dangers, there will continue to be serious accidents until government officials take corrective actions. In the wake of one serious pedestrian accident in Minnesota, a community is once again speaking out about a dangerous crossing.
Officials in cities and towns throughout Minnesota work hard to ensure the safety of the public. One of the measures they take is to carefully mark pedestrian crossings in an effort to protect walkers from motorists. Unfortunately, in spite of the laws and safety markings, a pedestrian accident is an unfortunate reality when a driver is inattentive or otherwise negligent.
Many kids here in Minnesota use bikes to get out and about during the summer. So, this time of year, it can be very important for parents to give careful attention to bicycle safety.