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Minnesota Motor Vehicle Accidents Blog

Commercial driver involved in personal injury of pedestrian

Because commercial drivers are especially trained for driving safety, they are generally held to a higher standard than other drivers on the road. Due to the generally larger size and weight of most commercial vehicles, any impact with a pedestrian can cause a traumatic personal injury. Recently, an energy company truck was involved in a fatal traffic accident in Minnesota.

According to the preliminary investigation, an Xcel Energy truck pulling a trailer was traveling southbound on a local street in Bloomington. The truck apparently swerved in order to avoid a northbound car that was attempting to turn left at an intersection. This caused the truck to leave the roadway.

Distracted driving may have been a factor in fatal car accident

There are unfortunately far too many reasons that people can become distracted while driving on today's roads. Smartphones and other electronic devices constantly vie for a person's attention in addition to the more conventional distractions such as those caused by other passengers in the vehicle. Recently, a car accident in Minnesota demonstrated the severe and tragic consequences when a wreck occurs due to driver distraction.

According to authorities, the accident occurred at approximately 11:45 a.m. on Saturday, August 13. A 40-year-old man was driving a pickup truck on I-35 in Faribault when he was apparently distracted by something and looked away from the road. When his eyes returned to the road, he saw too late that traffic was stopped in front of him due to road construction. He then rear-ended a sedan in front of him.

Alcohol and racing can combine to cause a fatal car accident

Many inherently understand that alcohol and racing can be a dangerous combination. Unfortunately, a fatal car accident may occur when the two are combined, especially when the accident occurs at night or in low visibility. A recent hit-and-run wreck in Minnesota involving both factors claimed the life of a man in his early 20s and left another man facing serious criminal charges.

According to facts found upon investigation, the county sheriff's office found that two men, ages 22 and 19 respectively, left a party at around the same time on July 23. As they drove along a local street, the 19-year-old tried to pass the other man's vehicle in an aggressive manner, and the older man blocked him from passing. At that point, the younger man lost control of his car and wrecked.

Seriously injured pedestrian hit by off-duty officer in Minnesota

Many recent articles have been written about distracted driving and the dangers that it poses to both the distracted driver and to others on the road. While many of the articles focus on wrecks occurring between vehicles, pedestrians are probably in as much or more risk for serious consequences when faced with someone who is not paying attention to the road. Recently, an accident resulted in a badly injured pedestrian in Minnesota.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a 62-year-old woman was crossing a local Mankato street at around 2:45 p.m. She was struck in the crosswalk by a 35-year-old man driving a large truck westbound on the street. The woman was taken to the local hospital with serious injuries as a result of the crash.

Failure to stop at intersection causes fatal car accident

As many people travel for vacation during the summer, they often find themselves driving on unfamiliar roads. In addition, the many reasons that a driver may be distracted can add to the danger that a serious car accident could occur. A recent tragic accident claimed the life of a Minnesota woman when another driver failed to stop at a local intersection.

The accident occurred on Saturday, July 16 at approximately 5 p.m. According to police, a van driven by a 49-year-old Underwood woman was traveling eastbound on County Road 73. At the intersection of CR 73 and CR 9, just north of Nelson, the woman ran a stop sign.

Minnesota man dies following motorcycle accident

Motorcyclists face significant safety issues on the roads. Due to their small size in relation to other vehicles, it can be difficult for other drivers to notice motorcycle riders. Unfortunately, any wreck involving a biker can result in devastating consequences. A motorcycle accident that occurred recently tragically claimed the life of a Minnesota man.

The accident occurred on Sunday, July 24 at approximately 4:14 p.m. A 64-year-old motorcyclist was traveling eastbound on Highway 10 and attempted to turn into the parking lot of the Steel Horse Saloon. While he was stopped in the road and waiting to turn left, he was struck from behind.

71-year-old woman gravely injured in pedestrian accident

Wrecks that involve a car striking a pedestrian typically result in dire consequences. Drivers can be easily distracted by many things on today's roads, and this has led to an increase in fatal car accidents when they come into contact with residents walking or biking along America's roads. A recent article describes a tragic pedestrian accident that took place in Minnesota.

The accident occurred on Saturday, July 2 in the morning. According to the article, police were called to an accident site in Big Lake, which is located in Sherburne County. The crash investigation determined that a 21-year old was driving westbound on a local street and was turning northbound onto State Highway 25 when the wreck occurred.

Rollover car accident injures several, including children

Rollover car wrecks resulting in multiple injuries are always terrible, and they are especially heartbreaking when they involve multiple children with injuries. Though this type of car accident is often attributed to intoxication, a rollover crash can also occur in broad daylight simply because a driver is not attentive to traffic speed and conditions. A recent crash in Minnesota occurred when a driver swerved to avoid suddenly stopped traffic on the highway, and resulted in injuries to several adults and unsecured child passengers.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a compact car was carrying the driver and six passengers and was traveling eastbound on Highway 10 on July 7. The car, meant to only carry only five people, was occupied by two adults and five unsecured children. At this time, it is known that at least three of the children were ages 6 and under.

Minnesota teen killed in pedestrian accident

When school is out for the summer, drivers may not pay much attention to school zone speeds or crosswalks that students typically use during the school year. However, there are many teens who take summer school classes who use the same routes that students use during the year. A recent pedestrian accident in Minnesota illustrates the tragic consequences that may occur if drivers are not as vigilant during the summer months as they are during the typical school year.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, an 18-year-old girl was struck while trying to cross Highway 97 in Forest Lake. She was attending summer school classes and walking from the school at around 1:15 p.m on Monday, June 27. As she walked north through the intersection of Highway 97 and a local road, she was hit by an SUV.

Minnesota man involved in motorcycle crash that injures 1

During summer months, many throughout the United States are bringing out their motorcycles to enjoy the temperate weather. While motorcycles are a fun and exciting way to travel during warmer months, they are also fraught with danger due to the driver's exposure in the event of an accident. A recent motorcycle crash in Minnesota seriously injured a Rochester man when his bike hit the side of a turning vehicle.

According to authorities, the motorcyclist was driving westbound on a local road at around 8:00 a.m. on a recent Thursday. A man driving a pickup truck was driving eastbound on the same street and made a left-hand turn in front of the bike. The motorcyclist then crashed into the side of the truck.

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