It is not uncommon for Minnesota drivers to hit inanimate objects in the roads. From construction markers to debris, sometimes collisions with objects are simply unavoidable. Collisions can also occur when drivers hit wild animals that attempt to cross highways and streets.
Collisions between cars and humans are less common but still do occur across the state. While in some cases the drivers of involved vehicles stop to offer assistance to injured pedestrians, in other cases drivers continue to operate without stopping after an impact. While the decision to drive on may sometimes be malicious, in other cases a driver may simply not know that he hit another human being.