LeSueur Co. Man, 79, Hit & Killed While Getting Morning PaperDistracted driving may be to blame for an accident that killed a beloved school bus driver near New Prague. The LeSueur County Sheriff's Office says 79-year-old Joe Tikalsky was collecting his morning newspaper from a roadside mailbox Wednesday, when a woman driving down County Road 29 hit him. He was killed instantly.
Good Question: What Makes A Good Driver?According to a 2011 survey from Allstate Insurance, 64 percent of people think they are "excellent" or "very good" drivers. But when asked to rate their friends, that percentage falls to 29 percent. It's even lower, 22 percent, when it comes to rating peer groups.
Lawmakers Seek To Ban Cell Phone Use In Construction ZonesMinnesota drivers using cell phones are distracted, and sometimes deadly. Craig Carlson and Ron Rajkowski were killed in 2011 by a distracted driver in a construction zone who was traveling at a high speed. Carlson's widow, Deb Carlson of Ramsey, says her husband was killed in an instant. "[The] car that was traveling at 70 miles per hour," Carlson said.
Distracted Driver Gets 1 Year In Fatal Lakeville CrashA distracted driver who caused the death of two women and an unborn child will go to jail for only one year.