For many reasons it is not unusual to see increased highway deaths over holiday weekends. More people on the road, parties, and maybe just a sense of freedom increasing the speeds. Hopefully, this weekend will be different:
- Friday afternoon, a Wabasha man was killed as he turned onto Highway 60.
- Thursday night, a off duty Lakeville police officer was killed when he was thrown from his motorcycle and hit his head. The cause is still being investigated.
- Wednesday night, a Edina man was killed on Vernan street.
- Monday night, a 44-year-old Mazeppa man was killed in a rollover accident on U.S. 63 about three miles southwest of Lake City. His vehicle drifted off the road and hit a rock wall.
- (update) Wednesday afternoon, a Kimbell man was killed when he was rear ended by a truck on Highway 55.
Our sympathy goes out to each of their family and friends. This is not a good start for the weekend or the month.
As with any death in a Minnesota motor vehicle collision, there are many issues that will need to be reviewed. My partner, Joe Crumley, addressed this topic in an article for the Minnesota Lawyers Trial magazine. I was also interviewed on the same topic.
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.