State Trooper's Car Drilled by Truck Doing 60 MPH During Last Week's Snow Storm (Video)

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State Trooper Kristie Sue Hathaway walked away from the scary wreck
Last week we reported on Thursday's traffic apocalypse, when wind, snow, and slick roads combined to create 654 crashes throughout the day.

Trouble continued overnight and into Friday morning's commute. The State Patrol says it responded to a total of 855 crashes from 8 a.m. Thursday until 10 a.m. Friday -- four of them involving state trooper vehicles.

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Uptown-Area Wreck Propels Car Atop Fire Hydrant [PHOTOS]

Categories: Accidents
Photos by Aaron Rupar
Around 1 p.m., yours truly walked past the aftermath of an incredible car wreck at the intersection of Irving and Lagoon Avenues in the Uptown area of Minneapolis.

As you can see in the above photo, the impact from a two-car collision somehow propelled one of the vehicles on top of a fire hydrant.

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Rare Western Minnesota Moose Sighting Occurs in Unfortunate Place

Categories: Accidents, Animals
Minnesota's moose range (left); a moose (right).
A rare moose sighting in western Minnesota, near the town of Barnesville, ended tragically for the animal, which died after it was smoked by several vehicles around 4:45 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Less than 100 moose live in the northwestern part of the state, but they don't usually make it as far away as Barnesville, which is actually a bit south of the Fargo-Moorhead area.

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13th Car-Train Green Line Crash Results in Arrest of Alleged Drunk Driver [PHOTOS]

Photos by Amanda White (except for the mugshot on page two)
Last night, City Pages Senior Account Manager Amanda White was riding a Green Line train from the Turf Club back to her Uptown apartment around 11:30 p.m. when a wrong-way driver smacked right into the damn thing.

White says the car was headed the wrong way down a one-way near the site of the new Vikings stadium when it hit the train. Passengers were held up for about 30 minutes as police and Metro Transit officials responded to the scene.

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Deer Appears to Fly Away After Being Hit by Squad Car [VIDEO]

Yesterday, the State Patrol published footage of one of its squad cars slamming into a deer in Hubbard County.

The interesting thing about the footage, however, is how the deer appears to fly away after being hit.

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Toddler falls from 11th floor of Cedar-Riverside apartment building

Categories: Accidents
Riverside Plaza in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood.
Just after 7:30 p.m. yesterday, a 1-year-old boy fell from the 11th floor of an apartment building in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood.

The toddler was rushed to the hospital. Reached for comment this afternoon, Minneapolis Police Department spokesman John Elder had no update on his condition, but the Star Tribune, citing police, reports he's in critical but stable condition.

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Karmel Square Somali shopping mall in south Mpls partially collapses [PHOTOS]

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The scene at Karmel Mall this morning.
Around 8:45 this morning, a third-floor addition under construction at the Karmel Square shopping mall at 2910 Pillsbury Ave. in south Minneapolis collapsed, knocking out power in the area and resulting in the evacuation of about 25 people from the building. No injuries were reported.

The shopping mall houses about 150 Somali businesses and is owned by Basim Sabri, a controversial developer who was the subject of our 2007 feature story about his effort to rebuild his reputation after he was released from federal prison.

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Matthew Damman allegedly drunk-drove minivan into Lowertown Bulldog, injuring six [PHOTOS]

Matthew Michael Damman's mugshot
:::: UPDATE :::: Matthew Damman wasn't drunk when he drove minivan into Lowertown Bulldog, charges say

Matthew Damman allegedly led police on a brief drunken chase through downtown St. Paul before crashing his 2001 Chrysler Town and Country minivan into the Lowertown Bulldog, injuring six.

State Patrol spokesman Eric Roeske says someone reported a possible intoxicated driver heading northbound on Highway 61 south of Interstate 94 just before midnight last night. Officers caught up with the alleged drunk driver, later identified as Damman, as he exited Interstate 94 at Sixth Street.

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Metro Transit Route 10 bus hits pedestrian in downtown Mpls; 12 injured [PHOTOS]

-- Update: Check out photos from the crash scene at bottom --

Around 8:30 p.m. last night, a Metro Transit Route 10 bus traveling southbound on 2nd Avenue South hit a pedestrian in the intersection of 2nd and Washington Avenue.

The circumstances surrounding the collision remain under investigation, but the pedestrian was transported to the hospital "conscious and breathing," Metro Transit spokesman John Siqveland tells us. The pedestrian wasn't the only person injured in the crash, however -- the whiplash effect that resulted from the driver slamming the brakes injured 10 passengers who "complained of minor injuries" and were also sent to the hospital.

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Check out this insane footage of 61-car pileup on Mendota Bridge

Categories: Accidents
A massive pileup occurred just before 1 p.m. today in the westbound lanes of Highway 55 over the Mendota Bridge, closing the highway.

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The State Patrol says one person was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. The 61-car destruction derby began when two vehicles lost control on the icy roadway and crashed, and that in turn caused a semi to jackknife.

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