State public safety officials are pleased with Minnesota's pedestrian safety numbers. 18 pedestrians have died so far this year, which is down from 25. But with days getting darker earlier, officials want motorists, cyclists and walkers to take heed.
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Pedestrian deaths spike in Minnesota
Twenty-three pedestrians have been killed so far by vehicles in 2012, making it the deadliest year in the last five, the Star Tribune reports. Among the latest victims was Cléo Thiberge, a 19-year-old college student from France who had just arrived in the Twin Cities when she was struck by a vehicle in St. Paul.
Pedestrian deaths on rise in U.S., Minnesota
A new National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report released this week says the percentage of pedestrians being killed in traffic accidents is on the rise, both nationally and in Minnesota. In 2011 -- the most recent period of data available -- pedestrian deaths accounted for almost 11 percent of the 368 traffic-related deaths in Minnesota.
Minn. DPS: Drunken driving deaths in 2011 down 40 percent from decade ago
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says it is encouraged by the reduction of drunken driving deaths 2011 from a decade before, but notes that it is still a top safety threat. According to the Minnesota Drunk Driving Report released Friday, there were 111 drunken driving deaths in 2011, marking a 40 percent reduction in such deaths from 185 a decade ago. The report also revealed that there were 29,257 drunken driving arrests last year as well.
Fourth of July brought no deaths on Minnesota roads
Safety officials consider the midsummer holiday the deadliest day of the year on the state's highways. It claimed six victims last year. But this time around, zero. It's not clear what produced the happy goose egg, although there are some theories.
Pedestrian lying on northern Minnesota road killed by vehicle
The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office says a pedestrian lying on a roadway in Northern Township near Bemidji died after being struck by a vehicle early Saturday morning. Authorities say Tyler Blake Cummings, 21, of Bemidji died after being struck by a car driven by Samantha Ruth Pender, 19, also of Bemidj, at about 3 a.m.
DWI deaths, arrests down in Minnesota
The annual late-summer enforcement campaign is yielding fewer drunken-driving arrests this year and the number of fatal crashes involving alcohol is continuing a five-year decline, state officials say. Over the past two weekends, 605 drunken drivers were arrested as part of a statewide DWI enforcement campaign. During a similar summer's-end crackdown last year, there were 1,787 arrests over three weekends culminating on Labor Day.
School bus critically injures pedestrian in St. Paul
A pedestrian was sent to the hospital in critical condition after being struck by a school bus in St. Paul. The man in his 50s or 60s was struck while the bus was taking a left-hand turn from Western Ave. onto Aurora Ave. He was transported to Regions Hospital and is expected to survive.
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