Police, resident looking for information on hit and run accidentLongtime Two Harbors resident Judy Olson got the wake-up call of a lifetime on Monday. At 4:30 a.m. a vehicle crashed into her front porch on Seventh Avenue near Ninth Street.
Longtime Two Harbors resident Judy Olson got the wake-up call of a lifetime on Monday. At 4:30 a.m. a vehicle crashed into her front porch on Seventh Avenue near Ninth Street.
“The house shook—you could feel the impact,” Olson said. “You knew something had hit the house.”
Olson and her son, who was visiting from out of state, went outside to see what had happened. Olson’s front porch was severely damaged and the steps leading up to her house were destroyed.
Two Harbors Police Chief Kevin Ruberg said the police department thinks the vehicle was headed westbound on Seventh Avenue before it veered over the center line, over the curb, and struck the porch before backing up and leaving the scene. Olson said nothing like this had ever happened to her before. “We’re just so safe,” she said.
But the vehicle wasn’t there. Olson said she thought that driver must have been someone that did not want to talk to law enforcement. She said she would like to hold someone “accountable” for causing the damage. “Maybe they didn’t have insurance, or they were young and stupid,” Olson said.
“Anyone can have an accident,” Olson said. “But you stay and take responsibility.”
The Two Harbors Police Department is asking the public to notify them if they see a vehicle with significant damage to the front. Assistant Police Chief Richard Hogenson said the Two Harbors police will continue to search for the offending vehicle. He said hit and run crashes involving property have happened in Two Harbors before. “We do our best to track down those that we can,” he said. “The public always seems to help us.”