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FHS grad hurt in hit and run

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Farmington Minnesota P.O. Box 192 / 312 Oak St. 55024

A 2010 Farmington High School graduate is in a coma after a Nov. 24 hit-and-run accident in St. Paul.

A student at the University of St. Thomas, Rebekka Peterson, 22, was struck by a car after exiting a cab at the 1900 block of Grand Avenue in St. Paul. A companion, 22-year-old Nicholas Bergeland of Wayzata, was also struck by the same vehicle. Bekka Peterson remains hospitalized at Regions Hospital in St. Paul following a Nov. 24 hit and run accident.


The two were taken to Regions Hospital in St. Paul, where both were listed in critical condition. According to a Caring Bridge page set up for Peterson, the Farmington woman is now in stable condition, but remains in a coma.

The car that struck Peterson and Bergeland was located later in the day Nov. 24. On Nov. 29, St. Paul police arrested a 40-year-old St. Paul woman in connection to the hit-and-run.

A Caring Bridge page has been set up to keep family and friends updated on Peterson’s condition.  A message to visitors simply reads, “We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement during this time when it matters most.”

Messages to the Peterson family may be left at:

A fund has also been set up for Bekka Peterson. Checks can be made payable to the Bekka Peterson Medical Benefit Fund. The account is registered at Associated Bank, 5353 Wayzata Blvd., St. Louis Park, MN 55416, but checks can be sent to or any Associated Bank branch.