Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Here's what happened at a couple incidents passersby in Fridley noticed.
Fridley folks see things all the time and share tips with or ask questions of Patch. That's how posts about a sheared utility pole and smashed bus shelter this week came to be. Here are a couple more: This question came into Fridley Patch on Twitter, with Fridley Police Lt. Mike Monsrud's email answer: Any info on the accident Tuesday a.m. on East River Road by River Boat Food & Fuel at 79th? It was nasty ... semi vs SUV. On December 4, 2012 at 8:44 AM Fridley Police were dispatched to the area of E River Rd and 79th Way on a report of a personal injury crash. Upon arrival officers located an crash involving a SUV and a Semi Truck. The driver and a passenger in the SUV were transported to Unity hospital for treatment, but appear to have …
Metro Transit says a new shelter will be in place within a week. Fridley police are waiting on
Metro Transit will replace the bus shelter that was demolished by a one-vehicle spin-out crash on Saturday. Metro Transit spokesperson John Siqveland said the replacement shelter should arrive within a week. Meanwhile, a bench (with advertisement for Miller Funeral Home) is in place at the southwest corner of 73rd and University avenues NE—matching the bench at the northeast corner of the intersection, which does not have a shelter. Update: A commenter at the Fridley Patch Facebook page said Wednesday afternoon the new shelter is in place. Fridley Police Lt. Mike Monsrud said by email Tuesday that the Dec. 1, 2012 incident remains under investigation: Three people were transported to North Memorial Medical center from the accident scene. A…
Sunday, December 2, 2012
A one-vehicle accident took out the bus shelter at the southwest corner of the intersection. Three people in the vehicle went to the hospital.
Fridley has one fewer bus shelter after a vehicle spun out at 73rd and University avenues NE Saturday. Fridley Police Sgt. Jim Mork said Sunday that all three people in the vehicle were transported to the hospital as a precautionary measure. It was a one-vehicle crash, Mork said. The vehicle ended up in the ditch by the side of University Avenue, which is Minnesota Hwy. 47. The cause of the crash, including why the driver lost control, is under investigation, Mork said. The bus shelter at the southwest corner of the intersection was "really destroyed," Mork said. A crew from Metro Transit removed the debris and what was left of the shelter Saturday, he added. Related: Bus Shelter Will Be Replaced Anoka County Distpatch said the first …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
A Fridley man knocked away a woman's phone as she tried to call police about their two-vehicle crash at a Brooklyn Center Pizza Hut—and then he fled the scene with it, according to prosecutors.
A Fridley man has been charged with knocking a cell phone out of the hands of a woman and then stealing it after she tried to call the police to report an accident. Derren Deshon Henderson, 22, is charged with theft from person, a felony with a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Brooklyn Center police were called to the parking lot of a Pizza Hut restaurant just after 7 p.m. on Nov. 3, 2012, to investigate a two-vehicle accident, according to the criminal complaint, signed by Brooklyn Center Police Detective Corinne Becker. According to the complaint: Officers met with the victim and two witnesses. The victim said she and a man, later identified as Henderson, got into a car accident in the Pizza Hut parking lot. …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
A car rear-ended a school bus on the first day of school for the second year in a row.
For the second year in a row, a car rear-ended a school bus in Fridley on the first day of school. According to the officer's account in the Fridley Police Department's incident log for Sept. 5, 2012: I responded to a property damage crash involving a school bus in the 1500 block of Osborne Road. No injuries were reported and a Commercial Vehicle Inspector was dispatched. One of the driver's was cited for inattentive driving (Depending on students' school and grade levels, Sept. 4 and 5, 2012 were the first days of school for many Fridley-area students.) Lt. Mike Monsrud offered more detail about the incident: The driver who crashed into the rear of the bus was cited for inattentive driving. She told police she looked at her radio to …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
It happened about 2:30 p.m. about 7 miles north of Fridley at Radisson Road NE and Tournament Players Parkway, KARE 11 reported.
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Thursday, July 26, 2012
Thursday, July 19, 2012
It happened next to The Home Depot.
Avonna Starck sent these photos of a rollover crash Thursday morning just north of Fridley in Blaine. Look for an update with more details on the incident from authorities.
Monday, July 16, 2012
Car knocked over truck on Highway 65 and 73rd Avenue in Fridley, police said.
Update (4:15 p.m. Monday): Both drivers involved in a crash on Highway 65 Monday walked away from the scene of what Fridley police called a "pretty serious accident." The problem, according to authorities: One of the drivers walked home. Fridley police arrested the male driver of a car that they say drove east out of the Fridley Terrace manufactured-home park about 11:30 a.m. Monday—right into the path of a truck heading south on 65. The collision sent the larger vehicle tumbling on the highway. Early reports that the truck was on fire may have been accurate, said Fridley Police Capt. Brian Weierke—but if so, it quickly burned itself out. (The truck was not on fire when police arrived.) The car's driver left the scene on foot, Weierke …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Of 50 elementary students, 1 child had nosebleed; 2 from car went to hospital with non-lethal injuries.
Update (6:45 p.m. Tuesday): A school bus and car collided at 61st Avenue NE and Starlite Boulevard NE in Fridley Tuesday afternoon, leaving one student with a bloody nose and sending two people from the car to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. There were 50 elementary school students on the bus, according to Fridley Police Sgt. Jim Mork, but no other injuries to children he said he had been told attend R.L. Stevenson Elementary School. He did not know the ages or other information about the two people from the car. He said he believed they went to the hospital mostly as a precaution. Mork described the accident as two vehicles' front ends clipping each other at the L-shaped intersection, which has no stop signs or other …
Monday, June 4, 2012
80-year-old was dead at scene; other driver in two-car crash unhurt.
A crash involving a car and a pickup truck killed an 80-year-old Blaine resident Monday morning, according to reports. It happened at about 9:50 a.m. in Blaine, about two miles north of Fridley on Highway 65, at the intersection with Clover Leaf Parkway, just north of State Hwy. 10, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press. The man who died was driving a Grand Am, the newspaper said; the other driver, a 32-year-old Cambridge man, was not hurt. Responding were Allina paramedics, Blaine police and the Spring Lake Park-Blaine-mounds View (SBM) Fire Department, according to ABC Newspapers.