Pedestrians Struck by Car, Injured Near New Hope Church
A Robbinsdale couple is in critical condition after they were hit by a car near a church in New Hope. The incident took place at 6:50 Friday evening near the intersection of 48th Avenue and Boone Avenue. Witnesses say the couple was walking near the House of Hope Lutheran Church when the accident happened.
Friends say the husband and wife are in their 80s, and both have deep ties in the community. They are long-time volunteers with the NEAR food shelf in Crystal.
“We’re all praying for them because they’re going to need them,” said friend Jan Monroe. “The pain they must be going through must be horrible. I just can’t imagine those two in so much pain. It hurts me to think about it.”
Both victims are at North Memorial Health Hospital with multiple broken bones and head injuries.
The driver is cooperating. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office and the Minnesota State Patrol are assisting with the investigation.