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Death on Minnesota Roads: Pedestrians Deaths Show A Decrease

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Along with the historically low numbers for overall Minnesota highway deaths, the numbers of pedestrians also saw a decrease. In 2010 there were 36 pedestrian deaths in 2010 (a 12 percent decrease) as compared to 41 in 2009 , but still not to the level of 25 in 2008.

Startling in the numbers were the effects of alcohol. 10 of the 36 pedestrians killed had the presence of over .10 of alcohol in their system.

Our firm has looked at a lot of these cases. A coverage question always comes up with people injured when they aren’t in a vehicle. A person, will be covered for no fault benefits under their own policy, as a resident relative in their home or if they have no coverage, by the No Fault from the car they were hit by. If there is no coverage on the car, the bills may then go to the assigned claims bureau for coverage.

Beyond No Fault , the question of liability concerning the cars actions and those of the pedestrian/bike rider will need to determined. Early investigation may be necessary to make these determinations.

When crossing the street Askacop.com makes the following suggestions:

  • Find a safe place to cross

  • Look both ways when crossing

  • Keep looking while crossing

  • For car, make sure you see pedestrians.

For all of you in cars

  • slow down
  • look out
  • don’t drink and drive