Another car-bike hit and run leaves St. Paul 7-year-old injured; woman arrested for DWI

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Kristina Jackson (left) and the boy she allegedly struck with her car, Xavier Battle (right).
Xavier Battle, a 7-year-old St. Paul resident, is in stable condition at Gillette Children's Hospital after he was struck while riding his bike by a woman who allegedly drove from the scene.

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The driver, 39-year-old Kristina Jackson, was stopped by an officer who happened to be in the area when the accident happened at the intersection of Payne Avenue and Bedford street around 8 p.m. yesterday evening. She's been booked into jail on suspicion of DWI.

According to Fox 9, Battle has 40 stitches in his head, skin scraped off his legs, and broken bones in his back, but didn't suffer any spinal injuries as a result of the accident. He's getting an MRI today to examine other possible injuries.

Across the river in Minneapolis, two young female bicyclists have already died this year as a result of car-on-bike hit and runs, including 24-year-old Jessica Hanson, who died last Friday, two days after she was struck by a driver who ran a stop sign at the intersection of 28th Street and Pleasant Avenue South.

In March, 28-year-old Elyse Stern was killed by a driver who was later determined to be "extremely intoxicated" at the time of the crash.

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15 comments
Matthew Martin
Matthew Martin

People caught with a DUI should spend a minimum of 3-6 months in jail. Second offense, take their license away. We need harsher punishment for crimes like this.

Bec Salmonson
Bec Salmonson

I have had it! ALL cars need to have the ignition lock installed. I do not drink but I am willing to deal with a split second breath in order for all to be safe.

Richard Holder
Richard Holder

the mistakes of yesterday are the mistakes of tomorrow... when will people ever learn

Donna Ragaglia Seawell
Donna Ragaglia Seawell

what's it gonna take to get these drunk drivers off the streets and away from our loved ones?

Danielle Henkels
Danielle Henkels

Making alcohol illegal is no more the answer than making drugs illegal is helping win the "war on drugs". What would be the better answer is more options for safe and sober rides.

Jessi Brennan
Jessi Brennan

Kathy....because we tried that in the 20's, and it failed miserably! I wouldn't be opposed to it now, though. I've seen too many drinks in my day. Sad.

Matthew Martin
Matthew Martin

It was fortunate that the officer was in the area. If they haven't already, increase police patrolling. Maybe that will make people think twice. (I hope)

Kathy Drews
Kathy Drews

remind me, why isn't alcohol illegal?!

_Joe_
_Joe_

@Bec Salmonson The presumption of guilt is not very American.  While your reasoning may be altruistic in this case, it would blur a Very Important Line that protects the freedoms of all people in this nation.

jsonwerner
jsonwerner

because it's taxed and lobbied for.

_Joe_
_Joe_

@Kathy Drews Because fuck you, that's why.

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