A woman was fatally struck by a minivan yesterday, June 7th 2016, at about 4:15 in the afternoon in St. Paul MN. The pedestrian was in the crosswalk at Cayuga and Arkwright streets when she was struck by a minivan turning left on Cayuga Street. Officials have determined the woman had the right of way at the time of the incident. The driver of the van, a middle aged man, was not believed to be impaired and is cooperating with police.
Our hearts go out to the family of the deceased. 55 year old Channy Kek, from Eagan MN, was an employee of Regions Hospital. We were not able to locate a Go-Fund-Me account, if you know of one we would be glad to update.
According to St. Paul Police spokesperson Steve Linders, there have been at least 65 pedestrian-vehicle crashes in 2016. This is the third pedestrian fatality in St. Paul this year. Earlier this year the city launched the “Stop For Me” campaign to promote pedestrian safety. The effort is intended to mirror DUI enforcement. We join Linders in the call for drivers to put their phones down. Driving distracted costs human lives.
Ruth was struck by a moving vehicle while waiting in line at the dry cleaner. She was seriously injured but initially hesitant to seek out legal counsel. Attorney Fred Pritzker helped Ruth realize the long-term complications of her injuries, and ultimately were able to win her receive a 7 figure settlement.
Two weeks ago a suspected distracted driver crossed the center line on the road and collided head-on with a young man. The crash occurred in broad daylight at 1:10 pm early afternoon and dry roads. Officials are investigating the accident to see if any criminal charges for distracted driving will be assessed.
According to the CDC distracted driving claims 8 American lives every single day. Innocent people are injured and killed as a result of someone else’s inappropriate cellphone use while behind the wheel. Attorney Fred Pritzker, explains “In many cases, it is not immediately evident that a crash was caused by a distracted driver.” Our Distracted Driving Litigation Team has used accident reconstruction experts to determine that the only cause of the crash was a distracted driver.