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Pedestrian identified in Metro Transit accident

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The Pioneer Press reports the man struck and killed by a Metro Transit bus was Mark Gregory Best,64, Of St. Louis Park. He died Friday of blunt force injuries sustained Thursday evening when the bus turned and hit him while he was crossing a street in downtown Minneapolis.

The accident is under investigation and the bus driver is on administrative leave.

It's been a difficult day on Minnesota roads:

– The Minnesota State Patrol says the semi involved in a fatal crash at a Golden Valley intersection Friday morning was trying to dodge a vehicle that ran red light.

– Police say a 26-year-old Maplewood woman hit a 92-year-old motorcyclist and critically injured him Friday morning in St. Paul, the Pioneer Press reports. The driver sped off, but police arrested the woman at her home later.

– A 9-year-old Lake Elmo boy has been taken off life support after he rode his bicycle into a parked motorcycle outside his home Sept. 4, the fourth-grader's family announced Friday, the Star Tribune reports.

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