As of July 21, there have been 12 confirmed traffic fatalities in the county in 2010. In all of 2009, there were 15 traffic-related deaths. In 2008, 10 people died in traffic accidents.
The unanswered question is: why?
Tollef Ringdahl, the site manager for Ringdahl Ambulance in Fergus Falls and Pelican Rapids adds:
“What did we do 15 or 20 years ago when there were no cell phones?” he said. “People waited until they got to their destination and then made a call.”
Hopefully, attention to the issue will bring these numbers in line with the rest of the state.
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 article for the Minnesota Lawyers Trial magazine. I was 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.