Accident and fire calls for the week ending Sept. 6
A two-vehicle crash was reported at 8:34 p.m. Aug. 30 in the 1700 block of North Frontage Road. Christopher Poole, 20 of Rosemount, was westbound on the frontage road. Tanner Olson, 19 of Cottage Grove, was exiting the Wal-Mart parking lot and thought Poole was going to make a right turn into the parking lot. Olson made a left turn onto the Frontage Road. Poole swerved but was unable to avoid the collision. Olson and a passenger in his vehicle reported minor injuries.
A hit-and-run incident was reported in the parking lot of a business in the 400 block of Spiral Boulevard. Jeffrey Joswiak, 44, notified police that in the afternoon of Aug. 31 someone struck the back of his vehicle while it was parked in the lot. Damage was higher than a passenger vehicle and appeared to be caused by a delivery vehicle.
Lostina Brengman, 70, of Parrish, Fla., was cited after a crash at the intersection of General Sieben Drive and South Frontage Road at 1:56 p.m. Sept. 1. Brengman was preparing to turn eastbound onto South Frontage Road but abruptly decided not to turn and began driving south on General Sieben Drive. In the process, she sideswiped Sharon Illa, 62, of Hastings. No injuries were reported. Brengman was cited for illegal change of course.
A two-motorcycle crash was reported at 6:21 p.m. Sept. 4 on St. Croix Trail about a quarter mile north of Highway 10. Three patients were transported to St. Paul.
A single-vehicle rollover was reported at 3:19 a.m. Sept. 5 in the 8000 block of South St. Croix Trail. There were three people in the vehicle. Firefighters had to extricate one victim, who was transported by air to Regions Hospital.
Firefighters were called to rescue people from a stalled elevator at a hotel along West 33rd Street. The incident occurred at 8:31 a.m. Sept. 5. The elevator jammed with people inside. Firefighters used rescue controls in the elevator system to rescue the people. There were no injuries.
A semi-trailer caught fire at 2:21 a.m. Sept. 6 at the intersection of Highway 52 and East 215th Street. The fire began in the trailer while the semi was driving along the road. By the time firefighters arrived on scene, the trailer was engulfed. They remained on scene nearly two hours to control the fire. The trailer was a total loss, but the engine was saved. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
These reports are compiled from both the Hastings Police Department reports and the Hastings Fire Department reports.