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December 2013 Archives

Woman fatally injured in Minneapolis pedestrian accident

It was nearly 10 p.m. and dark on the evening that a 55-year-old woman was walking in northern Minneapolis recently. As she was crossing the street, she was hit by a car and seriously hurt. The 18-year-old driver and other witnesses to the accident stopped to help the woman, but she tragically died from the severe injuries she had suffered in the accident. 

Watch out: Winter weather brings rollovers in Minnesota

As Minnesotans, we are all likely aware of the dangers that come with driving in the winter. We know that the roads are icy, covered in snow and very slick. These road conditions can put motorists in serious danger of getting into an accident if people are not driving safely. Even when a driver is using caution, the roads can be treacherous and people can get seriously hurt.

Tesla Model S battery safety being investigated

Minneapolis residents might find it interesting to know that the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration is investigating the safety of the Tesla electric car after the occurrence of a second fire. Both fires resulted from battery damage received after the car struck metal fragments in the road, but both drivers were warned of the damage by the cars and escaped injury. A third Model S post-collision fire happened in Mexico in October. Since the second fire, Tesla stock has dropped 37 percent.

Easing Legal Burdens on Worried Car Owners

In an action limited to 20 states, including Minnesota, Kia will recall nearly 80,000 Sedona minivans from model years 2006 to 2012 due to a problem with the cars' steering wheel. When asked whether the carmaker would help owners in states not covered by the recall, a Kia spokesperson was silent.

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