For the second time this weekend, a semi truck rear ended a stopped vehicle on Minnesota highways. A car was stopped on Highway 212 waiting to make a left turn onto County Road 51 when a eastbound semitrailer rear ended the car. The impact pushed the car into a oncoming pickup truck.
The driver or the car and the pick up were killed. The four passengers of the truck, including three small children, were all taken to the hospital. The causes are still being investigated. In each incidence law enforcement will be looking at the different vehicles involved and what their type and size had to do with the resulting deaths.
As with any death in a Minnesota motor vehicle collision, there are a number of issues that will need to be reviewed. My partner, Joe Crumley, addressed this topic in a recent article for the Minnesota Lawyers Trial magazine. I was interviewed last year on the same topic. For the families and friends involved sorrow goes out for their loss. A speedy recovery is hoped for the small children and their family member.
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.