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Teenage driver hits woman walking with kids in Woodbury

The woman and one child were taken to the hospital, the other child wasn't hurt.

A teenage driver hit a woman and two children who were out for a walk Tuesday evening in Woodbury, sending two of them to the hospital. 

The crash happened at 5:38 p.m. at the intersection of Greenbriar Lane and Ashford Road, with police saying the driver hit the pedestrians from behind, FOX 9 reports

The woman and one of the kids were taken to Regions Hospital in St. Paul. Their conditions are not known. 

The other child, who was in a stroller, wasn't injured, WCCO says

The teenage driver could face traffic-related charges, reports say. The crash is still under investigation. 

Bring Me The News has reached out to the Woodbury Police Department for more information. 

In 2019 (the most recent data available), there were 1,008 crashes involving pedestrians in Minnesota, resulting in 50 deaths and 984 injuries, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) says. The majority of fatal crashes happened when the person hit was crossing the street.  when the pedestrian was crossing the street. 

While non-fatal pedestrian crash data hasn't yet been released for 2020 or this year, DPS has released preliminary statistics on fatal crashes involving pedestrians. In January and February of this year, five pedestrians have been hit and killed by motorists. 

Last year, from January-November (December data wasn't listed on the state's site), preliminary numbers show 36 pedestrians and nine bicyclists were killed in crashes. 

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