Hit and Run Perp Still Running

Whether you’re traveling on side streets in a residential area or on I-94, there are plenty of awful drivers on Minnesota roads these days. I’m sure everyone who reads this blog could site near-miss incidents where some idiot almost caused you to have an accident. This story highlights the problem with a sadistic twist: hit and run.

Back on August 8th, Minneapolis residents Aaron Liimatainen his roommate Shelley were hit by a GMC truck or SUV and left for dead after their bodies were flung some 50 feet in the air at the corner of Blaisdell and 35th Street. Police think the offending vehicle was drag racing with another car and ran a red light, thereby causing the accident. Aaron, the driver of the motorcycle that was hit, has already lost one leg; he’s in an HCMC hospital bed trying to recover from broken ribs among other injuries. Shelley may also lose a leg in addition to coping with all of her other internal injuries. The driver of the GMC has not come forward.

James Monte (presumably a friend to the victims) asked MetroBlogger to post about this story in an effort to procure more leads for the police. The MPD feels confident they can solve this crime based on evidence they collected at the scene. But someone out there knows something about this. Please contact the MPD with any relevant information: 612-673-3442.

2 Comments so far

  1. Erica (unregistered) on August 22nd, 2006 @ 12:20 am

    That’s just… that’s horrible. Seriously. How fucking stupid and irresponsible can you be? Christ. I hope they find those guys and nail their fucking asses to the wall. Both the driver that hit them and the other car they were racing with.

  2. Erica (unregistered) on August 27th, 2006 @ 8:52 pm

    Some more info here.

    “The police narrowed down the suspected vehicle to a 88 – 91 GMC Jimmy or Suburban. Square front. Damage to front right side.”


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