If you were hit by a car, bus or truck while walking in a crosswalk or on the sidewalk, contact our accident lawyers. We help injured pedestrians get compensation from careless drivers. Our law firm has large money settlements for clients injured in this way. We have also handled cases where a vehicle crashed into a building. That is what happened to our client Ruth, who provided the testimonial below.
Client Testimonial: Pedestrian Accident Lawyers at Pritzker Hageman “Did a Great Job”
Ruth had no idea a trip to the dry cleaner would change her life. As she stood in line with her winter jacket, suddenly a vehicle crashed through the window, propelling Ruth against the counter, then through a doorway.
Ruth planned to pursue legal action for her injuries on her own until a second accident—a car accident not her fault—convinced her to seek legal help.
Ruth contacted a lawyer who recommended the Pritzker Hageman law firm.
“I told my lawyer at Pritzker Hageman right off I was not real fond of lawyers! He was okay with that. But felt the lawyer I talked to at Pritzker Hageman had a more of a caring attitude. He was so wonderful to work with, and I was actually injured way worse than I realized. I think he could see the life-long injuries where I couldn’t, and he was absolutely right. There are some that I still struggle with every day. He did a terrific job. I just felt that he was someone I could work with, and it ended up being a very good experience.”
This is one of the many pedestrian accidents our law firm has handled. The Pritzker Hageman pedestrian accident lawyers have won many 7-figure settlements and verdicts for our clients. One of our cases involved a man who was waiting in his wheelchair on the sidewalk at an intersection. A vehicle ran up the sidewalk and ran him over. His life became substantially more difficult due to the injuries he sustained. Our legal team hired a medical expert to help explain the severity of the new health issues and how they were going to affect this man’s future.
Attorney Eric Hageman, who leads our team of accident settlement attorneys, has represented people run over by buses while walking across the road on a green light. These cases almost always involve some form of distraction, for example, the driver looking back at a passenger while answering a question. use the form below to contact Eric.
Your case is important to us. As a pedestrian, the risk of severe injury when hit by a car, semi truck, van or other vehicle is high. And we understand how an accident harms individuals and families. The physical, financial and emotional toll can be devastating.
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Recent Pedestrian Accidents
Driver Kills 3-Year-Old Girl and Injures Her Father in Roseville Pedestrian Accident
June 15, 2022 – Three-year-old Priyanshi Subba and her father Harka Subba (47) were struck by a driver while walking in a marked crosswalk in Roseville, MN. Police say Priyanshi and her father were crossing Larpenteur Avenue at Galtier Street when they were struck by a 75-year-old woman driving west on Larpenteur. The father and daughter were taken to the hospital where sadly, Priyanshi died. Harka remains in critical condition.
Brainerd Woman Struck and Killed by Truck While Walking Horse
June 13, 2022 – Thirty-three-year-old Katie Yaunick was struck and killed by a pick-up truck while walking her horse in rural Brainerd. Police say that Yaunick was walking her horse on the shoulder of Thompson Road when they were hit by an eastbound pick-up truck. Sadly, both Yaunick and her horse died at the scene. The pick-up driver, Matthew Dircks (44), was not injured in the crash. The crash is under investigation by the Minnesota State Patrol and Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office.
Child Hit by Car in YMCA Parking lot in Alexandria, MN
May 10, 2022 – A 5-year-old child was hit by a car in the parking lot of a YMCA in Alexandria. First responders arrived at the scene around 5 p.m. The child was airlifted to Children’s Hospital with severe injuries. Authorities say the driver who struck him, Amanda Dahmes (34), is cooperating with the investigation.
Man Struck by SUV at Intersection in Columbia Heights, MN
April 9, 2022 – A man was critically injured after he was struck by an SUV at the intersection of Central and 45th Avenues Northeast in Columbia Heights. The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office says he was crossing Central Ave when a southbound SUV hit him. The man was taken to a local hospital where he is in critical condition.
11 Pedestrians Injured After Car Crashes into Food Truck in Austin, TX
April 8, 2022 – Eleven people were injured after a car crashed into a group of pedestrians at a food truck in south Austin. The Austin-Travis County EMS says 911 calls began to flood in after two vehicles involved in a T-bone collision sent one of the cars into a crowd of pedestrians at a food truck on Barton Springs Road. Nine people were hospitalized, including two with life-threatening injuries. Two other people were treated and released at the scene. Six of the patients were taken to South Austin Medical Center while the other three were taken to Dell Seton Medical Center. The cause of the crash is under investigation.
Emergency Vehicle Strikes Accident Survivor on Highway 7
April 2, 2022 – An emergency vehicle struck an accident survivor at a crash scene on Highway 7 in Hale Township. Rhiannon Autumn Phillippi (28) of Hutchinson sustained injuries in a crash on Highway 7 when she was struck by an emergency vehicle arriving at the scene. The emergency vehicle was driven by Dale Kosek, who is the Silver Lake Fire Chief and Public Works Director. Phillippi was taken to North Memorial Health Hospital with life-threatening injuries. The Minnesota State Patrol says road conditions were dry at the time of the crash. Authorities are investigating.
Elderly Woman Struck and Killed by Car in Parking Lot at Bloomington Walgreens
February 6, 2022 – An elderly woman was struck and killed by a car in the parking lot of a Bloomington Walgreens. The crash happened at about 1:30 p.m. at the Walgreens located at 9800 Lyndale Avenue South. Several bystanders rushed to help perform CPR, but sadly Anne M. Igoe (94) died at the scene. Police say the driver was backing out of a parking space when the fatal crash happened.
Drunk Driver Fatally Hits Teen on Skateboard in Minneapolis
November 6, 2021 – An unlicensed driver admitted in court to driving drunk when he fatally struck a teenager skateboarding in north Minneapolis. Bobby Brookins (34) pleaded guilty in Hennepin County District Court to criminal vehicular homicide in connection with the crash that killed Dychaun Chew (16) on June 15. Police say Brookins was driving with a blood alcohol content twice the legal limit when he sped through a stop sign at the intersection of North 51st and Fremont Avenues and struck Chew. Brookins’s license had been revoked in 2007 after several convictions for drunken driving.
Semi-Truck Crash Kills Pedestrian in Fridley
November 23, 2021 – A pedestrian died in a semi-truck crash while attempting to cross a street in Fridley. The fatal crash happened when a semi-truck struck a man while turning west onto 72nd Avenue NE from northbound Old Central Avenue. The crash is under investigation by the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office.
Pedestrian Fatally Struck at Columbia Heights Intersection
November 7, 2021 – A woman was struck and killed in a pedestrian crash at a Columbia Heights intersection. Police say a southbound minivan struck a woman attempting to cross Central Avenue Northeast. The pedestrian was transported to the hospital where her death was confirmed.
5-Year-Old Boy in Critical Condition After He was Struck by Car in St. Paul
November 4, 2021 – A 5-year-old boy is in critical condition after he was struck by a car in the St. Paul Summit-University neighborhood. Police say the pedestrian crash happened at about 6:30 p.m. at the intersection of Oxford North and Marshall Aves. When police arrived on the scene, they found the boy badly injured and moving in and out of consciousness. The 5-year-old was transferred to Regions Hospital where he remains in critical condition.
Pedestrian Dies in Hibbing Crash
October 28, 2021 – Chris Ozzello (28) was struck and killed by a car while crossing Highway 169 from Howard Street in Hibbing, MN. Ozzello died at the scene. Authorities say alcohol was not a factor.
Pedestrian Walking Dog in Blaine Killed in Hit and Run Crash
October 25, 2021 – A pedestrian walking her dog in Blaine was killed in a hit-and-run crash. Police say the crash happened near the intersection of 109 Avenue Northeast and Flanders Court Northeast. Bridget O’Keefe Dunn was walking her dog on the side of the road when she was struck by a vehicle driving west on 109th Ave. Dunn was airlifted to a nearby hospital where her death was confirmed. The driver, John R. Jones (31) was charged with criminal vehicular homicide. At the time of the crash, he was driving with a suspended license.
Pedestrian Struck and Injured in St. Cloud
October 20, 2021 – a pedestrian was struck and injured in St. Cloud. The crash happened when Dontel Dawon Dawson (28) was crossing an unmarked crosswalk on Highway 10, just south of the Highway 23 overpass. A car, driven by Alexa Mercedes Wendt (26) was unable to stop before striking Dawson. Dawson was taken to St. Cloud Hospital where he is in stable condition.
Pedestrian Run Over and Killed by Car in Alexandria
October 14, 2021 – A 76-year-old man from Golden Valley was struck and killed by a driver in Alexandria. The incident happened at the intersection of 3rd Avenue and Hawthorne Street. Mauno Silpala was taken to Alomere Health where he later died. Police say that the driver, Jennifer Erickson (39) of Alexandria, remained at the scene.
Woman Using Mobility Scooter Fatally Struck While Crossing North Minneapolis Intersection
October 11, 2021 – a 70-year-old woman using a mobility scooter was fatally struck while crossing a North Minneapolis intersection. Rosie Means was struck and killed by a white SUV while attempting to cross West Broadway Avenue at North Aldrich Avenue. She was taken to North Memorial Health Hospital where her death was confirmed. Police identified the driver as 21-year-old Cameron Bendson, who was driving with a suspended license and possibly under the influence of drugs. Bendson was charged with criminal vehicular homicide in Hennepin County District Court.
Pedestrian Struck and Killed in Lake Valley Township Semi Crash
September 23, 2021 – Jesse Kapela (24) of Waite Park was struck and killed by a semi-truck in Lake Valley Township. Shortly after 8:30 a.m., a semi-truck was trying to back onto Highway 27 from 650th Street when he struck and killed the 24-year-old pedestrian. The semi-truck driver, Nicholas Hunter (37) of Glenwood, was not injured.
Pedestrian Struck and Killed by Duluth Bus
September 10, 2021 – A pedestrian was struck and killed by a Duluth Transit Authority bus. The crash happened outside of Dick’s Sporting Goods at the Miller Hill Mall around 10 a.m. Firefighters arrived to find David J. Weston (64) pinned beneath the bus. Crews used heavy-duty airbags to rescue Weston before attempting life-saving measures. The crash is under investigation.
2 Staffers Injured in Blaine School Zone Crashes
September 8, 2021 – Two school staff members were struck by cars in Blaine this week, causing school leaders to call for drivers to take safety precautions. The first incident happened the morning of the second day of school. A teacher supervising crossing guards was struck and injured in front of Madison Elementary. A parent driving the car that struck the staffer said she was distracted while adjusting her child’s face mask. The second crash happened on Thursday morning when a Blaine High School student who was blinded by the sunrise struck a staffer. Both school staff members were hospitalized. Officials say school zone traffic has increased with bus driver shortages and more parents driving their children to school during the pandemic.
Wabasha Teen Struck and Killed by Car While Skateboarding
August 31, 2021 – Sixteen-year-old Arianna Simon was riding her skateboard when a drunk driver struck and killed her. The accident happened at the intersection of 5th Grant Boulevard and Maiden Avenue West in Wabasha, Minn. Bernard Wayne Quist (84) admitted to drinking several alcoholic beverages before driving. He was not present when the ambulance arrived but later returned to the scene. He is being charged with criminal vehicular homicide and failure to stop for a collision involving another person. Ariana was a student at Wabasha-Kellogg Public Schools. Members of the community set up a Go Fund Me page to help support her family.
Minivan Kills Pedestrian Crossing Highway 95 in Cambridge
August 19, 2021 – A 63-year-old woman was struck and killed by a motorist in Cambridge. Jennifer Ann Cottrell was crossing Highway 95 near Nixon Street when she was hit by a minivan driven by a 71-year-old. The Minnesota State Patrol says the road was wet and that alcohol was not a factor.
Pedestrian Killed by Driver in Falcon Heights
August 17, 2021 – A 29-year-old woman was killed by a pick-up truck in Falcon Heights. Abigail Anderson was walking on Cleveland Avenue near the University of Minnesota’s Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium when a truck hit a parked car, which then struck Anderson. The pick-up truck driver then did a U-turn, running over Anderson while trying to flee the scene. Anderson later died at Regions Hospital. The pick-up driver has been identified and was given a toxicology test. An investigation is underway. Anderson, known as Abby to friends and family, was a nurse at Children’s Minnesota. Her older sister, Gabriele “Gabe” Grunewald died from rare cancer in 2019.
Two Pedestrians Struck by Pick-up Truck Outside Grand Casino Mille Lacs
August 13, 2021 – Two pedestrians were struck by a pick-up truck outside Grand Casino Mille Lacs in Katho Township. Joseph Nickaboine (3) and Kiala Marie Ryle (18) were in a crosswalk outside the casino on Highway 169 near Grand Avenue when a northbound pick-up truck struck them. Both were transported to North Memorial Hospital with life-threatening injuries. The 58-year-old pick-up driver was not injured. Minnesota State Patrol says alcohol was not a factor.
Car Fatally Strikes Pedestrian in Brooklyn Park Crash
June 18, 2021 – A pedestrian was fatally struck by a car in a crash that happened in Brooklyn Park, Minn.. William Todd (21) died at the scene near 85th Avenue North and Stratford Lane. Police say the car’s driver remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation.
Hit-and-Run Crash Kills North Minneapolis Man
May 28, 2021 – A pedestrian died in a hit-and-run crash in north Minneapolis. Kevin Dodge-Fjelbroten (23) was walking to a friend’s house on the 2500 block of West Broadway Avenue when a car struck him and kept driving. A man who was walking with Dodge-Fjelbroten at the time says the car hit the side of the curb before two young women got out and fled the scene. When police arrived at the scene, they found a severely damaged Ford Taurus abandoned on the road. Dodge-Fjelbroten was taken to the hospital, where he later died from blunt force injuries. His mother told KSTP-News, “A parent shouldn’t be burying her child. People need to come forward and talk about this stuff.” Police say the driver appeared to be speeding at the time of the crash. A 20-year-old woman from St. Paul was arrested on Sunday on suspicion of criminal vehicular homicide.
Woman Struck and Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver While Tending Her Yard in Mounds View
May 25, 2021 – A woman was struck and killed while tending her yard in Mounds View, MN by a hit-and-run driver who sped through a no passing zone on Long Lake Road. The crash happened on the 8200 block of Long Lake Road. When police arrived at the scene, Mary Preciado (82) had died. A woman driving south on Long Lake Road told police she saw an SUV, driven by Donald Harris (62) of Coon Rapids, speed past her in the northbound parking lane, strike Preciado, and flee the scene.
Harris kept driving with a broken windshield until he crashed into a ditch in Spring Lake Park near County Road 10 and Cottagewood Terrace. Harris was arrested and charged in Ramsey County District Court with two counts of criminal homicide. He remains in jail ahead of a court appearance on Thursday. A preliminary breath test showed no alcohol in his system, but police found a bag of cocaine inside a pack of cigarettes in Harris’ SUV.
One Pedestrian Killed, Another Injured in Aftermath of Downtown Minneapolis Car Crash
May 24, 2021 – A pedestrian died and another was critically injured in the aftermath of a car crash in downtown Minneapolis. After running a red light at the intersection of Marquette Avenue and South 10th Street, the suspect car collided with another and careened into two pedestrians standing on the corner, sending them through the window of a nearby business. Both pedestrians were taken to HCMC, where Stephan Rice (62) of Burnsville, later died. The driver of the suspect car, Thomas Hunter (26), showed signs of “possible drug or alcohol impairment” and was driving with a revoked license. His other convictions include fleeing police, assault, and driving while intoxicated, among others.
Semi-Truck Strikes and Kills Woman Crossing Plymouth Crosswalk in Wheelchair
April 26, 2021 – A semi-truck struck and killed a woman who was moving through a Plymouth crosswalk in her wheelchair. Jessica Arel (39) of Loretto was crossing at the southbound I-494 off-ramp at Highway 55 when she was hit by a semi-truck driven by Kraig Schuneman (62) of Mounds View.