Family of Hit and Run Victim Urging People to Come Forward with Information

The family of Barbara Mahigel asked us to share this with you, detectives continue to follow-up on information into the hit and run that lead to her death.

Barbara and dogsTo Whom It May Concern:

I’d like you to know that if my mother had accidentally struck you with her car on the evening of November 27th, she would have stopped. She would have gotten out of her car and hoped for God’s forgiveness. She would have hurried to your side and would have held your hand as you writhed in pain, and gasped for air while lying helpless on the cold pavement. She would have prayed that you survived without serious injury and that you and your family would remain whole. She would have accepted the consequences of her actions no matter what they were. She would have lived out her years with constant guilt and in constant grief, but she would have lived knowing that she did everything she could to save you and give closure to your family.

I am begging for you to come forward and rectify your mistake. Please accept the chance to give my mother the respect she deserved and her family the closure it so desperately needs.

Mike Mahigel


The incident occurred on Sunday evening at 5:00 p.m. at the intersection of Nicollet Avenue South and 43rd Street. Anyone with information about the suspect or suspect vehicle, please call 612-692-TIPS(8477).  Persons may also Text their tip in to 847411 (TIP411).  Enter MPD, a space, and then the information.  These text messages are assigned a tip number and the police department has no way of identifying the source of the information.  All texts are anonymous.