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Tragic news of a young mother, that was hit and killed while she was out for a walk with her 3-month-old daughter. The child was in a stroller and was unhurt. The vehicle that hit her was traveling on a Oakdale residential street. The story talks about how the mother was able to push her child out of harm as her last act. Sympathy goes out for all of those involved. Cause was still being determined by the State Patrol. They apparently are looking into whether the teen driver was texting or talking on a phone at the time of the death.

A number of Injuryboard members have discussed pedestrian accidents and the issues with with children that have been involved. Not that long ago, I wrote about the grandmother that was killed in a incident a lot like this one.

As with any death in a Minnesota motor vehicle collision, there are a number of issues that will need to be reviewed. My partner, Joe Crumley, addressed this topic in a recent article for the Minnesota Lawyers Trial magazine. I was interviewed last year on the same topic. In all of these cases sorrow for the families of those involved goes out.

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