Man dies after being struck by taxi in St. Cloud

10:20 AM, Dec 3, 2012   |    comments
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ST. CLOUD, Minn. - A man has died from injuries suffered when he was struck by a taxi cab while crossing a busy street in St. Cloud early Sunday.

Police say 33-year-old Timothy Arthur Martin of St. Cloud was crossing the street on the 10 block of 5th Avenue South between the Press Bar and Le St-Germain Hotel just before 2 a.m. when he was struck by a cab operated by Tuxedo Taxi.

Officers who were on the scene and witnessed the accident say Martin was not in the crosswalk when he was hit.  

The accident caused Martin to fall backwards, striking his head on the roadway and causing significant head trauma. Martin was treated on the scene and then rushed to St. Cloud hospital, where he died from his injuries Sunday afternoon.

Authorities say at this time the driver of the taxi does not face any criminal charges in connection with the fatal incident.

The Minnesota State Patrol is helping St. Cloud Police with the reconstruction and investigation.

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