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June 6, 2012

One killed in Roseville school bus crash

Filed under: Accident, State, Traffic accident — Breaking News @ 9:59 am

Associated Press

ROSEVILLE, Minn. — Police say one person is dead following a collision between a school bus and SUV in Roseville on Wednesday morning.

Authorities say no children were on the bus when it crashed on county Road B2. A photo of the crash scene shows the SUV on the wrong side of the road.

An employee of Centerline Charter tells KARE-TV ( ) that one of their buses was involved in the collision.

June 4, 2012

Car hits restaurant patio in St. Paul, injures 2

Filed under: Traffic accident — Breaking News @ 8:26 am

Associated Press

ST. PAUL  — Two women are injured after a woman plowed her car backward into an outdoor patio of a St. Paul restaurant.

St. Paul police Cmdr. Todd Axtell says the 74-year-old driver mistakenly put the car into reverse and then hit the gas pedal instead of the brake.

The car went through a rope and stanchions into the patio area, where about eight customers sat at the Finnish Bistro around 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Two women, ages 42 and 51, were pinned against a brick wall.

Axtell tells the Star Tribune the women were taken to a local hospital for injuries not thought to be life threatening.

He says the driver and her female passenger were not hurt.

June 2, 2012

Vehicles crash head-on near Bixby on U.S. 218

Filed under: State, Traffic accident — Breaking News @ 6:41 am

A semitrailer and a passenger car crashed head-on Saturday morning on U.S. 218 near Bixby in Steele County.

The Minnesota State Patrol said the crash happened at 5:05 a.m., that the car was engulfed in flames and that emergency services were on the scene.

The crash involved serious injury, the State Patrol said. No other information was reported.

Bixby is between Blooming Prairie and Owatonna.

May 30, 2012

Pickup plows into Minn. bar, injuring 5 patrons

Filed under: Traffic accident — Breaking News @ 7:06 pm

Associated Press

LITTLE CANADA, Minn. — A pickup truck has crashed into a Twin Cities bar, sending five patrons to the hospital.

A Ramsey County sheriff’s spokesman says the pickup crashed into Gordie’s Place in Little Canada about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

A sheriff’s deputy was passing by and saw the woman’s eastbound pickup cross the westbound lanes, take out a utility pole and then crash well into the side of the bar.

The Star Tribune reports several people were briefly trapped at the bar.

Five people in the bar were taken to a hospital, two with serious injuries. The 51-year-old driver also was taken to the hospital with unknown injuries or a possible medical complication.

Authorities say medical reasons apparently contributed to the crash.

May 27, 2012

Car crashes into front of Minneapolis restaurant

Filed under: Traffic accident — Breaking News @ 9:05 pm

Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS — A car came crashing through the front entrance of a popular Minneapolis rib restaurant after a traffic accident at its intersection, but the restaurant stayed open.

The Star Tribune reports that no one was seriously hurt in the Sunday crash around lunchtime. Rudolph’s, a longtime presence at the corner of Franklin and Lyndale, kept customers coming in through a side door.

The restaurant’s general manager says a woman and her children were in the car that crashed into the building. He says they were taken to the hospital but didn’t appear seriously hurt. The passengers in the other car refused medical treatment.

May 26, 2012

Authorities identify man who died in fiery crash near Winona

Filed under: Region, Traffic accident — Breaking News @ 10:19 am

WINONA — An 87-year-old Winona man was killed in a head-on crash between a car and a semitrailer near Winona on Friday afternoon.

Roger D. Papenfuss, of Winona, died when his 2005 Toyota Prius crashed into the semitrailer on U.S. 61, about 10 miles south of Winona.

The car was traveling in the wrong direction on U.S. 61 at the time of the crash, which was reported at 12:23 p.m.

The semi caught fire and burned to its frame. The highway was closed for nearly 20 miles in both directions as firefighters from five departments fought the fire for over an hour. Thick black smoke could be seen from miles away.

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May 21, 2012

Motorcyclist arrested for hit-and-run injuries

Filed under: Traffic accident — Breaking News @ 10:40 am

Associated Press

ST. PAUL — A motorcyclist has been arrested for hitting and critically injuring a 4-year-old boy who was on his way to his birthday party at a St. Paul park.

Police say the 25-year-old man fled on his motorcycle after striking the child, who was holding his mother’s hand as the family was getting into their vehicle Saturday afternoon.

Family members say Tyrell Baymon underwent surgery for a skull fracture at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare.

St. Paul police say tips from the public and help from other law enforcement agencies led them to a Shakopee hotel Sunday afternoon, where the St. Paul man was arrested.

Train fatality in Aurora is 2nd in about a month

Filed under: Traffic accident — Breaking News @ 10:39 am

Associated Press

AURORA, Minn. — For the second time in about a month, authorities in the northeastern Minnesota community have responded to a fatal train crash.

Officials say traffic is being rerouted on Main Street in Aurora Monday morning because of the accident. WDIO-TV reports the medical examiner has been called to the scene.

No other details were immediately available. In April, 64-year-old Lynn Lewis Nagy was killed when he rode his bike into a train.

May 11, 2012

Semi rolls on I-90 ramp at U.S. 52

Filed under: Accident, Traffic accident — Breaking News @ 2:55 pm

A semitrailer accident is causing a traffic backup on U.S. 52 at Interstate 90.

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May 9, 2012

Three injured in crash on U.S. 14

Filed under: Accident, Traffic accident — Breaking News @ 2:38 pm

ST. CHARLES — A married couple and their 22-year-old daughter were injured in a three-vehicle crash on U.S. 14 near Utica on Wednesday morning.

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