A 70-year-old Nevis woman was driving her van southbound on Minnesota 89. The deadly collision took place at the intersection with westbound U.S. 2. Her van was hit by a truck that was traveling on 2. A 71 year old man was injured in the collision.
The van had stopped at the stop sign along Highway 89 and then began to proceed through the intersection.
Anderson, who had been headed west on U.S. Highway 2, said he tried to both change lanes and stop as soon as he saw the van proceed through the intersection.
Seems like there has been a increased number of people that have been killed as they cross busy highways. While there may be many factors involved in each cases he general rules for these type of interstate crossings are identified by the Michigan Department of Transportation:
When approaching intersections give the right-of-way to pedestrians and oncoming traffic.
When making left turns, you must with a yield sign, slow down before
reaching the intersection, and then yield the right-of-way to any
vehicle in the intersection and to cross traffic. Stop if necessary.
without traffic signals or signs, or four-way stop intersections, yield
to the driver on the right if you reach the intersection at the same
time as another vehicle. Yield to any vehicle that reaches an
intersection before you.
Most crashes occur at intersections. Always remember—any
time you are not sure what other drivers are going to do, let them
Our sorrow goes out to the womans family and friends.
A founding partner with Bradshaw & Bryant, Mike Bryant has always fought to find justice for his clients—knowing that legal troubles, both personal injury and criminal, can be devastating for a family. Voted a Top 40 Personal Injury "Super Lawyer" multiple years, Mr. Bryant has also been voted one of the Top 100 Minnesota "Super Lawyers" four times.