Tuesday, January 22, 2013
To add a marker, just click on the blue "Add" button on the map's upper-right corner. Then, click on the intersection you want to identify and hit "submit" in the dialogue box that pops up.
Earlier this month, the City of Minneapolis released a study of car crash statistics that had some striking results: a great many collisions between bicycles and automobiles were the fault of both the cyclist and the driver involved. Red pins in the map above mark the worst intersections for bike-car crashes. Depending on where your views lie on the car-versus-bike question, the results might not have been all that surprising. The study, which analyzed data from 2000 to 2010, found that many drivers caused crashes by not yielding to bikes when they should under state law. It also said that many cyclists caused accidents by "riding in an unpredictable manner," doing things like running traffic lights or riding on the wrong side of the road…
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Driver of car that struck him was distracted, state patrol's preliminary investigation indicates.
Follow Richfield Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter It was a distracted driver whose car struck and killed Hamed E. Nahi Alsaady of Fridley on Interstate 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. State Patrol identified the driver as Joselyn L. Racine, 21, of St. Paul. Lt. Eric Roeske of the state patrol confirmed that by e-mail Sunday, adding: "The driver was not arrested at the scene. Once the investigation is complete the case …
Friday, June 1, 2012
What were people reading on Richfield Patch in May? Find out below!
The month of May proved to be the month of big news for Richfield High School as its freshman principal, Joshua Fuchs, announced his resignation May 15, stirring up passionate reactions from readers. All three stories surrounding his departure landed in the top five most read stories on Richfield Patch: 1) Joshua Fuchs Resigns As High School Principal (Published May 15, 2012) The principal confirmed his resignation with Richfield Patch in the evening May 15 after Twitter began buzzing with rumors. 2) Joshua Fuchs Releases Statement on Resignation (Published May 16, 2012) Following Patch's breaking story, Fuchs released a statement in the afternoon May 16. He stated that he wanted to make sure his career and actual employment were "aligned…
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
The crash occurred shortly before 9 p.m.
Last Update: 9 p.m. on May 16, 2012. A Lexus crashed into the front facade of a one-story house on the 7600 block of 12th Avenue just before 9 p.m. Monday night. According to Twin Cities Fire Wire, Richfield firefighters shut off the gas service to the home and checked the stability of the home. A Hennepin EMS crew also responded, however, no one was transported. There didn't appear to be any injuries. The cause of the crash has yet to be determined. A short video clip of the accident scene has been added to this article.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
The driver of a vehicle crashed on Highway 62 reportedly fled from the scene, and officers are still trying to track him down.
- POLICE & FIRE
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Minnesota State troopers are on the hunt for a man they say fled from a rollover crash on Highway 62 in Edina late Wednesday night. Lt. Eric Roeske said troopers still had not been able to locate the driver as of 4 p.m. Thursday. The driver was described by witnesses as a hispanic male wearing dark clothing, which Roeske said matches a Richfield man the vehicle is registered to. Troopers are still in the process of tracking down the registered owner. "We believe he was the only person in the vehicle at the time," Roeske said. "I guess theoretically there could've been someone else they didn't see run away, but we were only notified of one person." The accident occurred just before midnight Thursday, on westbound Highway 62 near Highway 100…