Friday night, a driver was in the left lane of westbound I-94 lost control of his car while making a lane change and ended up in the ditch. The driver and passengers in a second vehicle stopped to help. A sport-utility vehicle rear-ended the second car and spun into the ditch, smashing into the first car. Two people were killed.
Saturday morning, a SUV skidded off eastbound Hwy. 36 west of Rice Street in Roseville and went into a ditch killing the driver.
These deaths come a month and a half after the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (MDPS) report that more than 300 people have died so far this year in Minnesota traffic collisions. According to the MDPS calculations, 450 deaths are projected for 2008. This would be a drop from 510 in 2007.
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 all of these cases 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.