Third Pedestrian Fatality in St. Paul in 2016

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.

Eric Hageman
Attorney Eric Hageman helps families of those injured in pedestrian accidents. Call him at 1-888-377-8900

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