This week has seen three Minnesotans killed on local highways. Each one is a tragedy and with the overall numbers of Minnesota highway deaths decreasing each should be looked at as preventable:
- Monday in Wright County a eastbound driver on highway 138 was struck and killed hit by a truck crossing county road 12. The reason is still being investigate, but did involved the car crossing after being at a stop sign.
- A Minnesota driver of a sport utility vehicle that was towing a camper trailer collided with a trailer house being towed by a truck as the two traveled side by side on Interstate 94 west of Western North Dakota. The rider was killed. The passing and positioning on the road is being reviewed by the State police.
- A popular Minnesota school teacher who died in a motorcycle crash near Otter Tail moved the county into one of Minnesota’s 13 most deadly counties. They had been off the list for four years.
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. In this incident sorrow for the families of those involved goes out.
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.