3 Semi Truck Collisions in MN, One Critical Injury in Olmsted County

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A Chevrolet Prizm was traveling westbound on Highway 30 in Olmsted County. A Mack dump truck was traveling northbound on Olmsted County Road 8. As the dump truck began to cross Highway 30, the two vehicles collided. The driver of the Prizm, Stacie Ann Tietz Stellner, of Byron, Minnesota, was critically injured. She was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota, with life threatening injuries.

A Volvo semi tractor trailer was traveling east on Interstate 94 in Alberville, MN. Just west of Wright County Road 19, the truck driver rear ended a Chevrolet Traverse. The impact caused the Traverse to hit a Toyota Camry. The Camry then hit a Toyota Avalon. The driver of the Camry, Deborah Lynn Higgins of Maple Grove, Minnesota, was injured in the crash.

A Chevy Impala was traveling northbound on Highway 10 when a westbound semi truck pulled out in front of it. The driver of the Impala tried to stop and swerved left to avoid the truck, but it made contact with the front driver’s side of the semi cab. The driver of the Chevy, Jennifer Susan Petersen, of St. Joseph, Minnesota, was injured in the crash.

All three of the people injured in these collisions were wearing seat belts, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. We did not find a GoFundMe account for any of the injured people. Please contact our law firm if you know of one so that we can include a link here.

A Seat Belt Can Save Your Life if You are in a Collision with a Semi Truck

Over 90% of the drivers in Minnesota use seat belts, according to the CDC. For those who don’t, it is important to understand that seat belt use is one of the most effective ways to prevent life threatening injuries.

Wearing a seat belt is particularly important when a large commercial vehicle is involved in the collision. A fully loaded 18-wheeler can weigh 80,000 pounds.

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The occupant of a car or other small vehicle can get seriously injured, even if the truck is going slowly prior to the crash.

Are You Worried about Medical Expenses?

Our lawyers help clients get compensation from careless truck drivers and transportation companies. Part of our work for our clients involves helping them deal with medical expenses, which can be in the hundreds of thousands. No one has that kind of money, and many do not have sufficient health insurance to pay for these kinds of bills. Our lawyers contact hospitals and insurers for clients when needed.

Contact our law firm for a free consultation with a lawyer with semi truck accident case experience. Find out if you have a case. Don’t assume anything because you may have a case even if you were partially at fault.

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