A mother and her son were injured in a crash with a big rig on Interstate 35 in Freeborn County, Minnesota.

Minnesota State Patrol Preliminary Report

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On January 22, 2016, at about 3 a.m., a Volvo semi tractor pulling a trailer was southbound on Interstate 35 (I-35). The truck driver was moving from the right lane to the left lane when he lost control on icy roads and hit a southbound Ford sedan. The rear-end collision pushed the Ford off of the road into the southbound ditch, and the semi and trailer came to rest in the center median. The driver of the car, Jennifer E. Anderson, a 27-year-old from Peoria, Illinois, and her young passenger were transported by Ellendale Ambulance to Owatonna Hospital.

The Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office and Geneva Fire/Rescue assisted the Minnesota State Patrol at the scene.

Icy Roads

Although the roads at the time of the car-semi crash were icy, the mother and son may have a claim for compensation against the truck driver, trucking company and others.

Below are some of the questions that need answers to determine if there is a personal injury claim:

  • Was the truck driver going too fast for the road conditions and weather?
  • Was he distracted by a cell phone, radio, food or something else at the time of the crash?
  • Was the trucker too tired to be drive safely?
  • Did the semi driver have a history of traffic violations?
  • What was the load and was it loaded correctly (balanced)?
  • Was there an issue with the trailer?

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