Wednesday morning, four people in separate cars were killed after separate collisions with a tractor trailer. A 1996 Toyota lost control and crossed the center line striking the semitrailer truck. The truck then cross over the line and hit a oncoming minivan. The driver of the Toyota was killed, as was the driver and two teenage passengers in the minivan. Investigation continues as to the contributing factors.
Sorrow goes out for all of the families involved. These numbers are particularly unfortunate considering that overall the number of highway deaths has been down for 2009. The issues of speed are being looked at.
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. Hopefully, the families and friends of all involved will find comfort and solace.
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.