One person was injured when his car was hit by a Moorhead city snowplow. The driver of the snowplow was ticketed for a traffic violation.
The snowplow was traveling southbound on Highway 75 when it crossed the center line. A car traveling northbound on Highway 75 was forced to take evasive action to avoid a head-on collision, and the plow and car sideswiped each other.
The driver of the car was transported to the hospital with injuries.
The accident happened on January 4 a little after 6 a.m. near the intersection of Highway 75 and 15th Avenue North.
When a driver or passenger of a vehicle is injured in a collision in Minnesota, that person may be able to get money from a no-fault auto insurance policy for medical expenses, wage loss, and replacement services loss. However, “pain and suffering” compensation is not covered under this kind of policy, and the only way to get it may be to file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver. In a situation where a snowplow is at fault, the owner of that snowplow, even if it is a city or county, may also be legally responsible. In addition to not covering pain and suffering, no-fault insurance will only pay for a limited amount of expenses, currently $20,000 for medical, for example. As you can see, this can be complex.
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