Death in Dinkytown: Truck runs over bicyclist

Categories: U of M

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The bike rider was run down across from McDonald's, shown on the map above.
For the second time in a week, someone has been run over in the neighborhood next to the University of Minnesota.

This morning's crash was deadly. Police say 25-year-old U of M student Kimberly Hull of St. Paul was struck at about 8 a.m. while riding a bicycle at 15th Avenue and 4th Street South, near McDonald's.

A KARE 11 crew arrived to see the body covered by a sheet. Police say the truck's driver entered the intersection first and was making a right turn when Hull hit the truck. The driver stayed put and was questioned by officers at the scene.

Location of the crash:


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News of that crash comes the same day that University of Minnesota senior Benjamin Van Handel, 23, is apparently near death after being hit by a driver going the wrong way down a one-way street. He suffered major brain injuries as a result.

His mom posted this update on his CaringBridge website:

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Ben Van Handel
"Ben is restfully sleeping, enjoying his last night with us. He fought very hard but despite his heroic effort and the prayers of multitudes of people the Lord has a different plan for him."

Two women walking with Van Handel that night were also struck and hospitalized. Police are looking for a white Toyota Camry or Solera with front-end damage in that crash, and they're telling pedestrians and bicyclists to be on guard:

Warmer weather brings many people into the streets to walk to work, cycle or get out in the fresh air. As this occurs drivers, especially in areas which see considerably more pedestrian and cyclist traffic such as the entertainment districts and downtown, need to exercise more caution as they drive. Additionally, though state law does grant the right of way to pedestrians, Minneapolis Police are asking pedestrians and cyclists to watch out for themselves.

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Rylann74
Rylann74

I had a few cyclelists (critical mass to be percise) throw things at us for owning a car and being a "problem" of the enviornment...eventhough I called the cops, nothing was done to them...keep in mind my two twins were in the back seat.

ECR
ECR

bikers run the lights at that and most other intersections on the way to campus all the time, not saying thats what happened, but people need to know that this sort of thing does happen. Ask a biker i get really annoyed when my fellow bikers ignore traffic laws.

Fsub
Fsub

I agree, with ECR! We visit out daughter on the U of Minnesota campus, occasionally, and pedestrians/bikers jump in front of traffic periodically, knowing cars have no ability to stop so quickly! Very sad for the students family...

pml
pml

the gruesome shock value in "death in dinkytown: semi trailer runs over bicyclist" will get people to read the story. well done. i wish, however, that people would wait on producing sensationalized headlines until we know the full account of the incident. judging by this story you do not have much more information than anyone else. i am an avid bicyclist and motorcyclist, but just the headline creates anger that could be misplaced towards a driver who may not have been at fault and is likely horrified by this incident. adding such a terrible headline to an article of this magnitude does not do anyone any good.

Herculestrockefeller
Herculestrockefeller

The headline is accurate. Whether the cyclist might have prevented her being killed or not, the dump truck DID run her over.

Joe
Joe

No. The truck -hit- the bicyclist. We don't know if it ran over her.

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