Taxi Hits 4 Pedestrians In Uptown

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Police said four pedestrians were hit by a taxi while they were crossing in a crosswalk in Uptown Friday night.

Officers said it happened at the intersection of Lake St. West and Hennepin Ave.

One of the pedestrians, a 38-year-old woman, was brought to Hennepin County Medical Center for severe injuries. The other three pedestrians weren’t seriously injured and denied medical attention.

One witness, a friend of the woman who is in the hospital, told WCCO-TV that they had the right of way and the walk sign when they were hit.

She says she told police that the cab driver tried to stop when he realized they were in the crosswalk, but it was too late.

The cab driver stopped afterwards, and was obviously shaken from the accident, she said.

Police have not said if there will be charges against the Taxi driver.

Sgt. Bill Palmer said police are investigating and they will release more details about the incident as it becomes available.


    “…they has the right of way…” Oh, okay. Great grammar.

    • Sam Smith

      I don’t go to the street corner where you work and criticize your job.

    • Ashley

      “D” and “s” are next to each other on the keyboard. It was a typo. Chill out and focus on the story.

  • Rev. Bill Smith

    It should be a Federal law that you be an AMERICAN CITIZEN to drive a taxi in OUR COUNTRY!!!

    • What?

      If they aren’t here legally, yes.

    • katie

      so bill are you gonna do it now…cause if you havent noticed..most Americans DONT want to drive a taxi…

  • Bryson Powers

    Have you ever seen a cab driver who was not on a cell phone?

    • Brandon


  • Terry

    I pray the victim in the hospital makes it……………………………The rest of you who commented don’ have 6 brain cells between you. Shame…

    • Rusty Shackelford

      Nice cheap shot Terry.

  • Shane G

    That is a dangerous intersection. I got hit last winter at the same exact spot, luckily just my arm got a little sore. But if I took one step further, my whole body would of been ran over. The driver kept going and I never found out who it was.

  • Matt

    Nice racist comment there Doug, not all immigrants are brown skinned…

  • Concerned Citizen

    I will never ride in a taxi cab. My ex quit his salaried job to drive a taxi (a cash job) to avoid child support and taxes. He has been driving a taxi for few years now without a license due to a lack of payments. He also has a warrant out for his arrest because of all this, and his taxi company won’t do anything about it…they just let him continue to drive. Goes to show you can’t trust some of the money-hungry “big boys.” to follow the rules

    • Rusty Shackelford

      Typical Liberal, “Concerned Citizen”, your hypocracy is amazing. Why take advise from a loose peasant like you?

  • Poopy The Clown

    Welcome to Little Somalia !!

  • Rusty Shackelford

    Hey black “people”, quit jaywalking.

  • So sad

    The woman who was taken to the hospital died this afternoon. She and her friends were legally crossing their street – and the taxi driver stayed with them the whole time. My co-worker is good friends with the young woman. This isn’t about racism or jay-walking or cell phones…it’s about paying closer attention and human life.

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