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Mnday Afternoon, A 67-year-old woman died after a car in which she was riding turned in front of another vehicle at Larpenteur Avenue and Fernwood Street. The car was attempting to turn into a parking lot. The speed of the other car is being looked at.

This death, like any other on Minnesota roads is particularly unfortunate considering it comes a month after the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (MDPS) reported that overall the number of highway deaths has been down for 2009 with more than 300 people having died this year in Minnesota traffic collisions. There were 458 deaths in 2008, which was a drop from 510 in 2007.

As with any death in a Minnesota motor vehicle collision, there are many 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 this tragic case, sorrow for the whole families goes out.

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