A WCCO story has prompted a state representative to propose a change in the law to help Good Samaritans.
Last summer we reported on a nurse practitioner who stopped to help after witnessing a car crash. She felt penalized when she was stuck with a hefty bill after needing medical attention herself.
One man was shot and a police officer was injured at a Medina Motel Thursday afternoon. According to the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, the incident happened at about 12:30 p.m. at the Ling-Inn Motel on the 2300 block of Highway 55. Medina Police received a call about a suicidal man at the motel. When they arrived, they encountered a man who had a knife.
The State Patrol says it’s investigating a crash in Wright County that left a 52-year-old Annandale woman dead. The crash happened just after 7 a.m. Monday near the intersection of Highway 55 and Oliver Avenue, just west of Annandale. A Pontiac Grand Am, driven by Susan J. Williams, was going north on County Road 3, which becomes Oliver Avenue.
A Maple Lake, Minnesota couple is recovering after colliding with a moose earlier this week. Monday evening, Donald and Terry O’Connor were coming back from Buffalo along Highway 55. As they passed by the beach access to Maple Lake they crashed head on with a 900 pound bull moose.
A state representative will look into changing Minnesota’s good Samaritan law. The action comes on the heels of a WCCO story about Lauren Radziejewski. She is a nurse who felt like she paid a penalty for stopping to help after witnessing a car accident earlier this year.
A Good Samaritan witnessed a car accident and stopped to render aid. The accident happened along Highway 55 in Eagan, Minn. in late April. The woman who helped got a surprise a few weeks ago, a hefty bill, and she’s now appealing to the state. “I sort of immediately sprang into action mode,” Lauren Radziejewski said. Radziejewski said she didn’t think twice about getting out of her car to help after seeing the accident.
Highway 55 in Eagan, Minn. had to be closed for several hours Friday morning after a head-on collision killed one person and injured another, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Deputies responded to the crash just before 6 a.m. in the area of Highway 55 and Northland Drive in Eagan. Authorities said the westbound side of Highway 55 was closed at Lexington Avenue while officers investigated and assisted at the scene.
A woman involved in a multi-car crash near the Mendota Bridge said the scene is unlike anything she’s ever seen.
One of the two men charged with kidnapping a Verizon Wireless retail store manager in the Twin Cities and stuffing him in a trunk last September has pleaded guilty. Ronald Jackson, 29, of Richfield, will seek probation in the case, but prosecutors are aiming for a 57-month prison sentence.
A 51-year-old man died Wednesday, six days after being involved in a crash in Highway 55 west of the Twin Cities, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities said the crash happened Feb. 20 at the intersection of Highway 55 and Dague Avenue SE in Rockford Township.
The State Patrol is investigating after a trooper was hit by a car on the side of Interstate 94 Friday night.
The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating a fatal two-vehicle crash involving a semi that left a plume of smoke over Highway 55 on Friday morning in Golden Valley. The state patrol said the incident took place at Highway 55 and Boone. One is dead, and the status of the other driver is unknown. The semi truck had reportedly burst into flames.
Two men have been charged with kidnapping a Verizon Wireless retail store manager in the west Twin Cities metro Wednesday night. According to the criminal complaints, William Charles Graham, 30, and Ronald Jermaine Jackson, 29, were both involved in the Wednesday night incident in Loretto.
Authorities say two men are in custody after they apparently kidnapped another man in the west Twin Cities metro Wednesday night. Police said the incident happened late Wednesday night in Medina near the area of Highway 55 and Pioneer Trail.
Police in Plymouth are looking for three masked individuals who pulled off an early morning robbery at McDonald’s. Authorities said the incident happened early Wednesday morning at the McDonald’s restaurant on the 2700 block of Annapolis Circle North, which is near Interstate 494 and Highway 55 in Plymouth.
Four people were involved in a serious injury crash involving a motorcycle Sunday night west of the Twin Cities, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities responded to the crash at about 8:02 p.m. Sunday on westbound Highway 55 at Pinto Drive in Plymouth.
Two Maple Lake people are dead after a head-on crash Tuesday morning on Highway 55 that closed the road for much of the day, according to the State Patrol. Delano Price, 71, and 80-year-old Lois Price died in a four-car crash near Dempsey Avenue Northwest after their Grand Am, traveling westbound on Highway 55 was rear-ended by a Dodge Dakota.
If you’re going to be driving around Minneapolis this weekend, prepare to sit in traffic and have plenty of patience as some major road closures will affect the area.
Highway 55 is closed in both directions near Hamel after two semis collided Tuesday morning, according to authorities.
A 68-year-old Lakeville woman was killed and one other person was hurt in a crash in Dakota County Wednesday afternoon, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
Motorists in the Twin Cities will need to find their way around a few closures in the coming days.
Road construction is going to cause some major headaches after 10 p.m. Friday, when all eastbound lanes of Interstate 94 close between Highway 55/Hiawatha Avenue and Highway 280 in Minneapolis as crews lay down pavement.
Motorists this weekend will experience delays one final time as a portion of Interstate 94 in the Twin Cities will be closed due to construction.
Avoid Highway 55 as it’s closed Wednesday night between East 26th Street and East 28th Street in Minneapolis.
The span of Hiawatha Avenue underneath the Martin Olav Sabo Pedestrian Bridge will be closing overnight this week.