Fatal Head-on Collision on Highway 61 in Hugo, MN

Last night at about 10 p.m., a woman from Center City, Minnesota, tragically lost her life in a head-on collision.

A Ford Ranger truck was heading southbound on Highway 61 in Hugo, near the intersection of 159th Street North. A Dodge Stratus was traveling northbound on Highway 61 in the same area. A head-on collision occurred, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The driver of the car did not survive the resulting life threatening injuries.

The State Patrol did not report the suspected cause of the fatal head-on crash.

Getting All of the Evidence, Preventing Further Harm

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Attorneys Fred Pritzker and Eric Hageman help families in Minnesota with wrongful death claims. You can click here now if you want a free consultation.

In wrongful death cases, families want access to all of the pertinent evidence so that they can understand what happened. One reason for this is that they want to know if something can be done to prevent similar crashes. This can involve petitioning legislators, appearing before a legislative body to testify or working with a nonprofit organization.

One client successfully worked to get new signage on a road after his daughter was killed. Another client became a safety advocate and designed a bumper sticker after his wife died while riding her bicycle.

Whether a driver loses control or intentionally moves to the wrong lane (to pass), that person is generally responsible for any harm done.  If there is evidence to support a wrongful death claim, the family can sue to get these answers, justice and compensation. In many cases, there is evidence that the family can only get by taking legal measures.

Our Minnesota law firm represents families throughout the United States in wrongful death lawsuits against drivers, bus and trucking companies, bars and restaurants (dram shop liability), and others. Read our FAQ and learn about car accident settlements.




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