After 8 months of interviews, pulling records and painstakingly long fact-checking sessions, Kristoffer Tigue and I are proud to announce our investigation into Minnesota taxi cab companies has been published in this week’s City Pages.
During our investigation, Tigue and I discovered that many of the 17 Minnesota cyclists hit by local taxis every year are left to reconcile thousands of dollars in medical bills due to serious legal loopholes and gaps in taxi insurance coverage.
For Darin Wiesner, his accident meant $90,000 in medical bills, a destroyed bike, and putting his work, education, and personal life on hold for six months while he recovered. It also meant two tiresome years pitted against Minnesota's largest cab company, which is protected by a convoluted and outdated legal system.
For Alex Oenes, who rides 100 miles on his bike every week, he was left with a $2,000 trip to the emergency room and a score of unsolved questions.
Tigue and I are so incredibly pleased to see this important issue hit the stands today.
To read our investigation "Cyclists Beware: If You Get Hit By A Cab, Pray It Has Insurance" visit City Pages online or check out the front page of City Pages today.