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Tragic Hit-and-Run Kills One in St. Paul, Minnesota (MN)


May 03, 2020

ST. PAUL, MN- The washingtontimes.com writes that a driver struck and killed a pedestrian this week in St. Paul in a tragic hit-and-run crash. Police responded to the reports in the early evening and found the severely injured victim. Paramedics also arrived, but the man was declared dead at the scene of the crash.*

Officers reviewed surveillance cameras and were able to release a description of the suspected vehicle. About fifteen minutes later, a police officer spotted the car. The driver, identified as a 46-year-old man, is believed to have been impaired by drugs or alcohol at the time of the incident. Police arrested the man and transported him to the Ramsey County jail. 

The authorities have not yet released any information about the identity of the victim. 

Hit-and-run crashes are defined as any incident in which a driver is involved in a collision or pedestrian crash and then leaves the scene without reporting the incident or rendering aid. Fleeing the scene of a car accident is a crime. 

Sadly, the number of these incidents has been increasing throughout the nation for several years. The AAA states that a hit-and-run takes place somewhere in America about once every 43 seconds. In 2016, 2,049 people died in crashes involving a fleeing motorist. The number is the highest number of such fatalities ever recorded. 

The people most likely to be killed by a fleeing driver are pedestrians. Studies show that about twenty percent of deadly pedestrian crashes are hit-and-runs. 

The drivers who flee from the scene of car accidents are often individuals with histories of driving under the influence. These motorists are also more likely to have been under the influence at the time of the crash.

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Sources:

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/apr/29/suspected-impaired-driver-arrested-in-fatal-hit-an/

https://aaafoundation.org/hit-and-run-crashes-prevalence-contributing-factors-and-countermeasures/

https://aaafoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/18-0058_Hit-and-Run-Brief_FINALv2.pdf

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