Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The crash occurred at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday on County Road 86, just west of Iberia Avenue.
A 31-year-old man from Princeton Junction, N.J., was killed Tuesday morning when his car collided head-on with a pickup truck south of Lakeville. At the time of the crash, at the time of the crash, Atahan Atay was driving westbound on County Road 86 in Eureka Township, the Star Tribune is reporting. The driver of the pickup truck, Alan D. Benson, 51, of New Market, was taken by helicopter to Regions Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. The Dakota County Sheriff's Office has not yet said which vehicle left its lane.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Bashir Ahmed Abdulahi, 24, faces one count of careless driving in connection with a September crash that killed a Lakeville woman.
A 24-year-old Minneapolis man is facing criminal charges in connection with an accident in Eagan last September that killed a 68-year-old Lakeville woman. Bashir Ahmed Abdulahi faces one count of careless driving in connection with the crash, which took place on Sept. 12 at the intersection of Hwy. 55 and Hwy. 149 in Eagan. Abdulahi was charged by summons and his first court appearance has not yet been scheduled. If convicted, he could face a maximum of 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine. Sandra S. Brodin, 68, was a passenger in a Mini Cooper making a left turn onto Hwy. 149 from eastbound Hwy. 55 when her vehicle was broadsided by a Abdulahi's Dodge Caravan, which traveling west on Hwy. 55, according to a Minnesota State Patrol report. The…
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Driver in a hurry to get to traffic court made an illegal U-Turn and caused a crash.
Officer Rick Bussler responded to a property damage crash on Dodd Boulevard one day this week that occurred when a driver made an illegal U-turn in the roadway and was struck by an oncoming car. The errant driver was impatient to get to an appointment in Apple Valley and did not want to wait in traffic backed up at the intersection of Dodd Boulevard and Highview Avenue. The impatient driver pulled into the opposing lane of traffic to make the U-turn, causing the traffic crash. Officer Bussler issued the driver a traffic citation for the Improper Change of Course traffic violation. The appointment that the impatient driver was in such a hurry to get to in Apple Valley - Traffic Court!
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
To add a marker, just click on the blue "Add" button on the map's upper-right corner. Then, click on the intersection you want to identify and hit "submit" in the dialogue box that pops up.
Earlier this month, the City of Minneapolis released a study of car crash statistics that had some striking results: a great many collisions between bicycles and automobiles were the fault of both the cyclist and the driver involved. Red pins in the map above mark the worst intersections for bike-car crashes. Depending on where your views lie on the car-versus-bike question, the results might not have been all that surprising. The study, which analyzed data from 2000 to 2010, found that many drivers caused crashes by not yielding to bikes when they should under state law. It also said that many cyclists caused accidents by "riding in an unpredictable manner," doing things like running traffic lights or riding on the wrong side of the road…
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The legal limit of .08 means suspect had alcohol level approaching or more than .32.
Officer Sandy Thoeny came upon a vehicle that had crashed into a snow bank, just as the crash was being dispatched over the police radio on Monday morning. When Officer Thoeny got up to the vehicle and spoke with the driver, she observed that he demonstrated signs of extreme intoxication. Officer Thoeny had the driver perform a series of field sobriety tests. The driver failed the tests and was placed under arrest. The vehicle was towed and impounded. A breath test indicated that the driver’s alcohol level was over four times the legal limit. The time of the incident: 7:56 a.m. Editor's note: legal limit of .08 means suspect had alcohol level approaching or more than .32.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Lakeville Police stopped a vehicle for multiple minor traffic violations recently. When the driver borrowed his passenger's ID, the passenger was forced to forget his name to help cover it up.
Officer Adam Stier stopped a vehicle for multiple minor traffic violations late one night recently. When he walked up to the vehicle, the driver (whose driver’s license was revoked) gave Officer Stier the passenger’s driver’s license as identification. Officer Stier talked with the driver for a few minutes and then walked around the vehicle and asked the passenger for his driver’s license. The passenger said he did not have it with him. Officer Stier asked the passenger for his name and date of birth. The passenger replied to the question with, “Ryan and then, after a pause, Gary?” as if he did not know his own name. Officer Stier told the passenger that most people readily know their own name and he thought he was lying. The passenger …
Sunday, December 2, 2012
The Minnesota State Patrol says a 26-year-old Farmington resident was killed and four others injured.
Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our newsletter A Farmington man was killed and three members of a Lakeville family were injured in a five-person rollover accident that shut down the northbound lanes of Cedar Avenue on Sunday night, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Emergency responders closed Cedar Avenue at McAndrews Road/County Road 38 following the accident, which occurred shortly before 6 p.m., according to the State Patrol website. State Patrol investigators say a GMC Savana van with two occupants was traveling southbound on Hwy. 77 when it veered, hit a metal guard rail and traveled into the northbound lanes of Hwy. 77, according to state patrol officials. At that point, the Savana struck a 2007 …
Friday, November 30, 2012
The Lakeville Police Department is searching for the driver of a "dark" truck after fleeing the scene of an accident Monday afternoon.
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Friday, November 30, 2012
An unlucky motorist and the Lakeville Police Department are searching for the driver of a "dark" truck who fled the scene of a two-vehicle crash around 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 26. The crash occurred when a truck collided with a 2001 Kia Sephia at the intersection of Heritage Drive and Idealic Avenue, near Teresa’s Mexican Restaurant. The driver of the truck fled the scene while the Kia was totaled. The driver and witnesses were unable to a good description of the vehicle or license plate. The truck headed south after the accident. If you happened to witness the accident or have an information, please call the Lakeville Police Department at 952-985-4848.
Monday, November 19, 2012
Crash victim asked not to call police—she declined.
Officer Chad Loeffler responded to a minor motor vehicle crash one rainy night recently involving two vehicles. When he arrived, Officer Loeffler found that one vehicle slid into the back of another vehicle causing minor damage. The driver of the vehicle that had been struck told Officer Loeffler that the other driver had asked her not to call the police. Officer Loeffler soon found out why the second driver didn’t want the police notified of the crash as his driver’s license was not valid due to previous violations. Officer Loeffler issued the driver a citation for not having a valid license and also for failing to drive with due care. The errant driver had no one to blame but himself.
Friday, November 9, 2012
Chief: "This past Wednesday night was Halloween and with the exception of a few reports of minor malicious mischief events, vandalism and damage to property calls, I am happy to report that all the trick or treating went off without a hitch."
Officer Mike Lamm responded to a crash one morning this week between two vehicles in a residential neighborhood, which didn’t involve any drivers. When Officer Lamm arrived at the location, he observed a large pickup that had rolled into the side of a parked sedan, causing significant damage to both vehicles. In speaking with the owner of the truck, Officer Lamm learned that the pickup truck owner had parked the truck on a hill and set the parking brake. After parking the truck, he was talking to a coworker when he observed his unoccupied truck rolling down the hill on the street, eventually striking the front and side of the parked sedan. The truck owner reported to Officer Lamm that he heard a clicking noise coming from his truck as it…