Number of pedestrians struck by drivers in St. Paul increases over last year

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MinnPost staff The carnage in St. Paul isn’t limited to shootings. The Pioneer Press’ Dave Orrick reports: “Despite a high-profile awareness and enforcement campaign, St. Paul drivers are hitting more pedestrians this year than last year. … The tally was 54 pedestrians struck as of April 10, compared with 38 at the same point last year, according to police figures. … It grew again this week, when a woman with a child in the back seat of her car plowed into three schoolchildren and a staff member while they were crossing the street, with the walk sign, in front of their school Monday. … The car was moving slowly, and the most serious of the injuries were a broken toe and pinched nerve for a 9-year-old girl. Several witnesses told...

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