Yesterday, an Xcel Energy truck jumped the curb and killed a man in Bloomington, Minnesota, at 86th Street and Nicollet Avenue. He was waiting at a bus stop.
The Xcel truck, pulling a trailer, was traveling south on Nicollet. At about 6:50 a.m., it ran up the curb and hit Crisostomo Sanchez-Sanchez of Richfield, pinning him under the truck. The truck then hit a utility pole. According to news reports, the truck “swerved to avoid a car that was making a left turn from northbound Nicollet onto westbound 86th street” (Star-Tribune).
The investigation will need to determine the speed of the Xcel truck before it ran up the curb and whether driver distraction was a factor. It often takes an independent investigation by an experienced lawyer to get all relevant evidence, according to attorney Eric Hageman. No client of ours would ever trade injury or the death of a loved one for money. In that sense, there is no true compensation for the crisis of a serious collision with a semi-truck or other commercial rig. Our job as your attorney is to hold truck drivers and the companies that put them on the road liable for the damage they cause and the lives they disrupt.
Contact our law firm at 612-338-0202 if you were hit by a truck in Minnesota and need a lawyer.