Crashes that occur while a truck is turning are common because of the wider turning radius and blind spots. And our accident lawyers have handled many cases for people injured by turning commercial vehicles where the commercial driver claimed they did not see the car, motorcycle, bycylist, or pedestrian.
“Under both state and federal law, commercial drivers are required to use extra care on the road.”Attorney Fred Pritzker
Below are two personal injury crashes in Minnesota reported by the State Patrol.
Dump Truck Accident in Cook, MN
A Kenworth dump truck turned to go southbound onto Highway 53 from 2nd Street SE in Cook, MN. The driver of the dump truck “failed to see” a Kia Soul traveling northbound on Highway 53 and broadsided it, according to the Minnesota State Patrol (MSP). The driver of the Kia car, Sheila Yates of Beaufort, North Carolina, was injured in the crash and treated at Cook Hospital.
The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Department assisted at the scene. The dump truck accident happened on August 29, 2018, at about 3:45 p.m.
Cargo Van Hits Minivan while Turning Left in Buffalo, MN
A Dodge Caravan was traveling southbound on Highway 25 in Buffalo, MN, when a Ford cargo van traveling northbound on Highway 25 made a left turn in front of the Caravan, according to MSP. The driver of the Caravan, Benjamin Gaisford of Monticello, MN, was injured.
Assisting at the scene were the Wright County Sheriff’s Office, the Buffalo Police Department, and Alina Ambulance. The crash happened on August 28, 2018 at about 7:30 p.m.