Pedestrian killed crossing the road in Blaine

The 51 year old from Minneapolis died at the scene.
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A man in his 50s died when he was struck by a car while crossing the road in Blaine on Tuesday evening.

The incident happened at the intersection of University Avenue and 85th Street at 8:42 p.m., the Anoka County Sheriff's Office said.

A 51-year-old man from Minneapolis was found in the southbound lane of University Avenue with severe injuries.

Lifesaving efforts were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead.

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He had been hit by a Ford Taurus, driven by a 73-year-old man from Coon Rapids, who was uninjured in the crash.

A police officer witnesses the collision, and said the pedestrian appeared to have failed to yield to the right of way to the car.

Minnesota crosswalk law states that while drivers must stop for pedestrians at all crosswalks and intersections without crosswalks or stop lights, pedestrians must obey signs and signals at all intersections that have them.

This accident is being investigated by the Minnesota State Patrol, Blaine Police Department, and the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office.

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