A head-on collision in Pine County, MN, killed a man from Milaca.
According to the preliminary accident report, a Saturn car was traveling westbound on Highway 23 in Brook Park when it moved into the oncoming lane of traffic and hit a Buick Park Avenue head on. The driver of the Buick, John Moller, tragically did not survive the crash.
Most head-on collisions happen in outstate Minnesota on 2-lane roads, and in most cases, the person at fault was changing lanes to pass a vehicle. These are senseless, preventable crashes that are too often fatal. We encourage drivers to be patient and wait to pass until it can be done safely.
A vehicle operator can only move right or left upon a highway when the movement can be made with reasonable safety, after giving an appropriate signal—take heed drivers who swerve at the last minute to get onto a freeway ramp or carelessly change lanes (Minn. Stat. 169.19, subd.4).
Violating Minnesota traffic laws is driver negligence, meaning the driver was not careful and is, therefore, legally responsible for all related harm, including the wrongful death of another driver or passenger.
Get Legal Help after a Fatal Head-On Collision
If your loved one is killed in a head-on collision in Minnesota, your family may need a wrongful death lawyer to negotiate with the at-fault driver’s insurance company. In many of the cases we handle, the insurance adjuster is initially unwilling to pay the family full compensation for their loss.
You can hire one of our lawyers to help your family. Contact our law firm using our free consultation form.