DWI Probable Cause of Head-on Collision in Minnesota

Yesterday, a young man was seriously injured in a head-on collision caused by a driver under the influence of alcohol, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Although driving while impaired (DWI) is against the law, that does not stop people from doing it every day.

In Minnesota, over 2000 people are injured each year in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.

The young man injured in the accident may have permanent injuries, and he is only 23 years old.  This wrong cannot be made right.

The Minnesota State Patrol Report

Below is information from the Minnesota State Patrol report.

Driver 1, of Fergus Falls, was traveling the wrong way on I-94 (westbound in an eastbound lane) in Otter Tail County. Elias Youngblom, of Coon Rapids, was traveling eastbound on I-94. Batter, driving a Lincoln Town Car, struck Driver 2, driving a Honda Civic, head on. The impact sent the Honda into the right ditch. Driver 2 was flown to Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, North Dakota.

Charges against Driver 1 are pending investigation.

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