This morning, the driver of a propane truck was killed when his truck exploded. The semi, was on Highway 71 near the intersection of Highway 212 at about 7:15 am when it became engulfed in flames. The truck had been hauling propane.
Our firm has been involved in cases with some of the same facts in the past and have found that early investigation is the key. If anyone saw or knows anything about what happened, they should contact the State Patrol immediately.
Each of the Twin cities network news had trucks out at the scene and have been showing the extent of the damage. It is thought that the fire ball could be seen for miles. Part of Highway 71 was closed for most of the day.
Here at the Injuryboard, our members have been addressing the issues with Truck Accidents for some time. In this case, hopefully what happened will be discovered. Condolences go out to all family members and friends involved.
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 case, 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.