Monday, February 11, 2013
Truck landed on trooper's squad car on eastbound I-694 at Matterhorn Drive NE Sunday.
A pickup truck spun and crashed into a Minnesota State Patrol vehicle on I-694 in Fridley Sunday, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Note: The photo at right is a file photo showing a different State Patrol car, from the post Troopers' Peril Hits Close to Home. Involved were a 50-year-old man from Minneapolis who was driving the pickup, or his passenger, a 36-year-old woman from Minneapolis, and the man from Golden Valley driving the state patrol vehicle, according to the State Patrol's report. The report did not document the condition of the people in the vehicles, except that none appeared intoxicated. Both vehicles suffered moderate damage. "We are investigating it," State Patrol Lt. Eric Roeske said by email Monday. There were no…
Monday, December 10, 2012
Incident occurred at 73rd and University avenues NE shortly after 10 a.m. Monday.
Updated below. A snowplow and passenger vehicle collided at University and 73rd avenues NE in Fridley Monday shortly after 10 a.m. An ambulance was sent to the scene on a routine basis, Fridley Police Lt. Mike Monsrud said, indicating that injuries, if any, were very minor. He said he didn't know who, if anyone, was injured. The Minnesota State Patrol was headed to the crash site to write up the incident, Monsrud said, as is routine for crashes involving plows on state highways. Thanks to Fridley resident Laurie Buck for the photos from the scene. Monsrud said that Monday morning was proving to be busier for the Fridley Police Department than usual for a day with snowy road conditions, with cars sliding off the road and other incidents. …
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Driver of car that struck him was distracted, state patrol's preliminary investigation indicates.
It was a distracted driver whose car struck and killed Hamed E. Nahi Alsaady of Fridley on I-35W Friday, according to preliminary indications of a Minnesota State Patrol investigation. The state patrol report Friday said Alsaady was outside his semi trailer truck checking a blown tire on the shoulder of southbound I-35W in Richfield Friday evening when a car drifted right, hitting him and his truck. Lt. Eric Roeske of the state patrol confirmed that by email Sunday, adding: The driver was not arrested at the scene. Once the investigation is complete the case will be forwarded to the county attorney to review for any possible felony charges, if no felony charges are filed it will be sent to the city attorney to review for misdemeanor or …
Friday, August 24, 2012
Hamed E. Nahi Alsaady, 51, was dead at the scene, the Minnesota State Patrol said.
See a more recent post with more information about the incident, the investigation and the victim. A Fridley man died Friday evening on I-35W when a car struck him as he was alongside his semi trailer truck checking a blown tire, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Hamed E. Nahi Alsaady, 51, was dead at the scene on the right shoulder of southbound I-35W at 66th Street S. in Richfield, an online State Patrol report said. A 1997 Dodge Stratus, driven by Joselyn L. Racine, 21, of St. Paul, drifted to the right, striking the semi and its driver, according to the report. Her injuries were minor. The Star Tribune, citing a state patrol spokesperson, reported that preliminary indications were that "momentary distraction" on Racines' part …
Monday, February 13, 2012
Report: Suspect fled a traffic stop on I-694 on foot.
Update (10 a.m., Tuesday): Minnesota State Patrol spokesman Lt. Eric Roeske confirmed the incident and gave these details: A passenger fled from the stop, the trooper did not pursue him since there were other passengers in the vehicle. He was later arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail. Jail records indicate the man was booked on two charges: fleeing the Minnesota State Patrol and obstructing the legal process. He was released from jail at 7:39 p.m. Tuesday on $50 bail. Roeske said the incident didn't come up earlier due to a software problem. Update (7:30 a.m., Tuesday): A State Patrol spokesman responded Monday afternoon that he couldn't find a record of this incident in Fridley at 10:30 a.m. Monday. I asked him to re-check his…
Thursday, February 24, 2011
With 31 State Patrol officers hit along highways this winter—two of them near Fridley—officials are reminding drivers to slow down.
It's been a bad week and a bad winter for State Patrol officers getting hit along highways in Minnesota—including near Fridley. On Tuesday Trooper Tim Peterson suffered injuries to his face when his squad car got hit while he was arresting a drunk driver on I-694 at Silver Lake Road. Peterson was one of eight troopers hit since Sunday. And exactly one month earlier, Roeske said, on Jan. 22, another trooper sustained minor injuries when he was hit on I-694 just slightly further east, at Long Lake Road. Since Nov. 1, 31 state troopers have been hit on Minnesota roads. They are accustomed to working next to high-speed traffic, said Lt. Eric Roeske, a State Patrol spokesman—but "every now and then we have a week like this one." Roeske said key…
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
A photographic stock-taking of snow-moving and moving in snow, at what feels like midwinter.
We're used to it now. As Monday turned to Tuesday, more snow came, quickly slickening roads. A semi ran into a snowbank on the westbound entrance to I-694 from East River Road, leaking diesel that took MnDOT half the night to mop up, according to State Patrol Lt. Eric Roeske. Fridley police responded to six accidents Tuesday that caused damage but no injuries "That’s quite a few!" said Lt. Mike Monsrud by email. Wednesday could bring more of the white stuff that Fridley Public Works Streets Supervisor Jeff Jensen said has cost the city as much as $31,000 to plow when it falls on a weekend, requiring overtime pay. That keeps Fridley moving, whether on foot or rails, two wheels or more.