Fatal Truck and Minivan Crash on Highway 10 in MN

Teen Driver Involved in Crash

Minnesota has special laws for teen drivers, and for good reason. “Teen crashes have predictable and preventable patterns,” according to the Office of Traffic Safety.

  • They are prone to making simple driving errors, often while speeding.
  • They are twice as likely to crash at night.
  • Crashes with other teens in the car is common.
  • Teen passengers increase distractions and promote risk-taking behaviors.

In the case below, there was a teenage, at-fault driver with 3 teenage passengers.

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Traffic Law Violation

In the case discussed below, the teenage driver ran a red light, an obvious traffic violation. What this means is that the driver could be criminally charged. This violation and any resulting conviction are also evidence that can be used in civil wrongful death and personal injury lawsuits against the driver and the owner(s) of the vehicle.

Often, it takes a civil lawsuit to uncover exactly why there was a violation. Was the driver using a cell phone or otherwise distracted? Was the driver fatigued? Was there a vehicle malfunction that contributed to the crash or the severity of the injuries?

Alcohol and Drugs

If alcohol and/or drugs were involved, there will probably be criminal charges. Under the Minnesota “dram shop” law, if the at-fault driver consumed alcohol at a restaurant, bar, open-bar event, etc., the business that served the alcohol can be sued for the wrongful death.

Fatal Accident on Minnesota Highway 10 Kills One and Injures 3

The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating a fatal crash in Sherburne County, Minnesota, that happened yesterday, July 21, 2015, at about 8 p.m. A Ford truck was traveling eastbound on U.S. Highway 10 ran a red light and hit a Dodge Caravan that was northbound on County Road 11.

This was a tragic, horrific crash. The driver of the minivan, a man from Becker, MN, did not survive. His three passengers were injured, one, a 10-year-old child, seriously. The driver of the truck and his 3 , all teenagers, were also injured, one seriously.

All of the people involved were transported to a hospital: 2 by air to North Memorial; 2 to Monticello Hospital; and 4 to St. Cloud Hospital.

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