Mother dead, 2 children injured after being hit by vehicle

Mother dead, 2 children injured after being hit by vehicle

Mother dead, 2 children injured after being hit by vehicle

Minneapolis police say a woman is dead and her two children are recovering from injuries after they were hit by a vehicle while crossing an intersection early Friday evening.

According to police, officers were called to the intersection of West Lake Street and Blaisdell Avenue around 7:15 p.m. for a report of a crash involving pedestrians.

When officers arrived, they found the woman, who had what they said were potentially life-threatening injuries as well as her 14-year-old daughter and 6-year-old son, both who appeared to have non-life-threatening injuries.

Police say she and her two children were taken to Hennepin Healthcare. Officers were told Monday the 36-year-old woman had died at the hospital.

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office identified her as 36-year-old Annalee Wright.

Investigators say the family was crossing the street when they were hit by the vehicle.

The driver, identified as 23-year-old Abdirasaq Hirsi, wasn’t injured, although the windshield and front of his Hyundai Sonata were damaged. Officers say Hirsi stayed at the scene and cooperated with them.

According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS), Hirsi does not have a driver’s license, but instead an instruction permit. DPS added in a statement that he has valid driving privileges, but not alone. DPS also wrote:

He needs to have a licensed driver over the age of 18 in the passenger seat. He is not valid to drive on his own until he passes the skills test and applies for a driver’s license.

Court records show Hirsi was pulled over by a Minnesota State Patrol Trooper in April for using his phone while driving. He was cited for driving alone with a learner’s permit.

As of this time, no one has been arrested for Friday’s crash and the MPD said they’re still investigating.