Bicycle Hit and Run in Minneapolis Results in Wrongful Death

A 24 year-old man was arrested this morning in connection with the hit and run bicycle accident that killed a 21 year-old Minneapolis girl last Wednesday night.

The accident occurred when the driver ran a stop sign and hit a bicyclist as she crossed the intersection of 28th St. and Pleasant Ave S at 10:30 pm.  Witnesses reported that the car was speeding and did not have its headlights on.

As people rushed to the cyclist’s aid, the driver fled the scene. His vehicle was later identified using witness information. The driver is in custody at the Hennepin County Jail for criminal vehicular operation.

The bicycle rider died in the hospital on Friday morning, marking the second hit and run death this season in South Minneapolis.

Bicycle and car collisions account for ⅓ of all bicycle accidents. They are also unfortunately the most catastrophic given the difference in weight and power between a cyclist and an automobile.  The Minnesota bicycle accident attorneys at our law firm are experienced cyclists themselves. Their knowledge of bicycles and bicycling has allowed them to recover millions for victims of bike accidents, including $2,469,339 for the family of a Minnesota bicycle accident wrongful death victim.

You can contact attorney Fred Pritzker and our other Minnesota bicycle attorneys for a FREE consultation here. If you would like to call our law firm, our toll-free number is 1-888-377-8900.

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