Monday, April 29, 2013
Driver, 35, and passenger, 47, are in fair condition. Conditions of four teenage passengers range from serious to satisfactory.
The youngest person in the SUV that rolled over Saturday on University Avenue NE at I-694 in Fridley is the only one of the seven injured people to be listed in critical condition on Monday. On Sunday, WCCO reported that both the boy and the driver, Jennifer L. Teetzel, were in critical condition at North Memorial Medical Center. Here is the condition of the seven people injured in the crash, as of 10:30 a.m. Monday (Hennepin County Medical Center) and 12:20 p.m. Monday (North Memorial Medical Center).
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Driver was the only person among seven in vehicle who was strapped in, Fox 9 reports.
UPDATE (April 29): 4-Year-Old Only Victim Listed as Critical Two Days after Fridley SUV Rollover The driver of an SUV that rolled over Saturday on University Avenue NE in Fridley just north of I-694 is in critical condition, WCCO reported—as is her youngest passenger, a four-year-old boy: The six passengers includes 17-year-old Marissa Paulson of Savage, 16-year-old Cache Brown of Brooklyn Park, 15-year-old Delicia Davis, 18-year-old Jonquell Allen, 47-year-old Shelly LaBarre of St. Paul and 4-year-old Omar Mohammed. Both Teetzel and Mohammed are listed in critical condition at North Memorial. All others were listed in serious condition. Read the full article at minnesota.cbslocal.com. "Teetzel was the only one wearing a seatbelt," Fox 9 …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Nice documentary at 8 p.m. Tuesday ... but ever hear of University Avenue NE?
Twin Cities Public Television (TPT) airs a new documentary about University Avenue on Tuesday evening, but don't tune in expecting to see much about Fridley—or maybe even anything at all about the street north of the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis. University Avenue: One Street, A Thousand Dreams appears to be focused on the St. Paul stretch of the street, spurred by excitement over the new Central Corridor light rail transit line. An interactive map on the documentary's website highlights only businesses and other landmarks along the five miles of University Avenue in St. Paul. Oh well—if a documentary ever did pay attention to the 15 miles of University Avenue NE that runs north from Northeast Minneapolis through Fridley …
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 …
Friday, July 20, 2012
Thursday incident sent both women to hospital with 'survivable' injuries, police said.
Here are the details on a crash Thursday just north of Fridley outside The Home Depot at Northtown Mall. (Patch had photos from the scene in a post shortly after the incident.) According to Blaine Police Capt. Kerry Fenner: At about 9:25 a.m., a woman driving a van northbound on University Avenue saw a semaphor turn red but "she couldn't reach brake pedal in time, for whatever reason." A Buick car traveling through the intersection struck the van broadside, causing it to roll over. Both drivers were women in the 80s and were transported by ambulance to the hospital with "survivable" injuries. Their cities of residence were Blaine and Coon Rapids. "We hate to see all accidents, but we really don't like personal injury accidents," Fenner …
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Two St. Paul routes will likely get BRT first among 11 proposed.
A bus rapid transit route that would send speedy buses flying up Central Avenue NE to 53rd Avenue NE then over to University Avenue NE is among 11 such routes under consideration by Metro Transit. But two St. Paul routes have the greatest chance of being developed first, according to an article at MinnPost. The last in a series of public meetings is set for Wednesday in St. Paul.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
A collision on University Ave. sent the rear car onto the parallel Service Rd.
It started out as a typical rush-hour fender-bender in Fridley: One car smashes into another from behind in heavy northboud traffic. What made the accident at 5 p.m. Wednesday different was where the vehicles ended up, according to Fridley Police Officer Chris McClish. The car in front moved from the right lane over to the left lane. The vehicle behind careened across the grassy ditch and came to rest on University Avenue Service Drive, parallel to but east of Hwy. 47. An Allina ambulance was on hand for the short trip a couple blocks east to Unity Hospital, but McClish said injuries were minor and no one went. The Fridley Fire Department also responded to what Anoka County Emergency Dispatch reported as a personal injury accident. By 5:30…
Friday, January 27, 2012
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Spotted from the warmth of the Fridley Dunn Bros. coffeeshop: It was rough going for one person crossing Hwy. 47 at lunchtime Friday when the wind whipped up. It was snowing fat flakes outside of Fridley City Hall, from the looks of this photo from the Parks and Recreation Department. Will the snow accumulate enough for the outside activities at Winterfest Saturday afternoon? The sledding hill at Commons Park had a bit of snow Friday afternoon, the dogsled area outside Fridley Community Center not as much. But Winterfest goes on whatever the weather, so come down for some fun from 1–4 p.m. Saturday—after your waffles at the Lions' breakfast at the community center from 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Friday, October 28, 2011
Why go further than this Fridley thoroughfare for fall color?
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Laurie Buck
Friday, October 28, 2011
People who like to peep at pretty autumn leaves need look no further the north side of Mississippi Street NE, east of University Avenue NE. Like Joyce Kilmer wrote in his poem Trees: I think that I shall never see A poem as lovely as a tree ... A tree whose hungry mouth is prest Against the earth's sweet flowing breast; A tree that looks at God all day, And lifts her leafy arms to pray; A tree that may in Summer wear A nest of robins in her hair; Upon whose bosom snow has lain; Who intimately lives with rain. Poems are made by fools like me, But only God can make a tree.
Monday, October 24, 2011
MnDOT ranking system had Fridley intersection at 18th-most dangerous in Minnesota.
Monday, October 24, 2011
How did University Avenue NE and Mississippi Street NE end up as Number 18 on the state's list of the most dangerous intersections? Here's the data that went into MnDOT's ranking. Key was a May 2010 pedestrian fatality, although some intersections the agency ranked as more dangerous had no fatalities during the 2008-2010 period.