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St. Paul Man in Coma after Hit and Run in Maplewood

The Star Tribune reported that a 28-year-old St. Paul man was seriously injured after a March 1 hit and run in Maplewood. Haleem Crooks was walking home from a party when a vehicle struck him in the 1700 block of Edgerton Street.
Crooks suffered a fractured skull, injuries to his organs, and a spinal cord injury, WCCO reported. He was in a coma in critical condition at Regions Hospital in St. Paul as of Thursday.
The Star Tribune article is very fact-based with most of the information seemingly taken from a police report. Crooks was found by a relative in the street around 2:30 a.m. A passenger-side front fender liner from a 1995 to 1999 Chevrolet Lumina was found in the street. Police believe it is from the vehicle that hit Crooks. Police also said that the speed limit where the incident occurred is 30 mph and the driver did not have to be speeding to inflict Crooks with the injuries he sustained.
The WCCO article had more of a human interest focus and the bulk of it was from the perspective of Haleem’s brother Raheem. The facts concerning the time of the incident, Crooks’ injuries and the fender were placed in between quotes from Raheem.
“A tragedy like this. It hurts. It hurts really, really bad,? Raheem said. The article also mentioned that Haleem has a wife and two children, a fact the Star Tribune left out.