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Truck Accident Lawyers Raise Concerns Over Shortage of Semi Drivers

With truck accidents at the forefront of many traffic safety concerns, truck crash attorneys Fred Pritzker and Eric Hageman are raising tough questions about the growing U.S. trucker shortage and whether safety is compromised by a quality versus quantity issue.…

Motorcycle Crash
Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in Minnesota on the Rise

There have been 44 fatal motorcycle accidents in Minnesota so far this year. This is up from 39 deaths at this time last year. “Other vehicles on the road, particularly large commercial trucks, need to watch for motorcycles and always…

Carbon Monoxide CO Poisoning
Severe Weather Brings Elevated CO Poisoning Risk

One of the many dangers people face in the aftermath of a hurricane, tornado or other severe weather event that causes a power outage is an elevated risk of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. To help reduce this risk, the Centers…

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One Killed, One Injured When Semi Truck Hits Pickup near Sleepy Eye

A passenger in a pickup was killed and the driver critically injured in crash on Highway 4 in Home Township, Minnesota. A Hino Straight semi truck was traveling northbound on Highway 4 in Home Township, Brown County. A Chevy pickup…

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Creighton University Student from Rosemount, MN Tragically Killed

A young woman from Rosemount, Minnesota, was tragically killed yesterday in a crash on Interstate 80 in Omaha, Nebraska. The driver of a semi truck failed to slow down for slow traffic and rear ended the Toyota Prius in which…

Forest Lake Power Line Accident
2 Injured in Forest Lake When Dump Truck Hits Power Line

Two women were injured in Forest Lake when a dump truck hit power lines, knocking it down. The women were walking on 15th Street Southwest when the dump truck, its flatbed extended, ran into power lines that were hanging above…

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

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…

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Why the NTSB is Investigating the Minnehaha Academy Explosion

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has joined the investigation of a natural gas explosion at Minnehaha Academy in Minneapolis that killed two people and injured nine others yesterday. A rapid response team from the federal agency charged with determining…

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East St. Louis Apartment Fire: 1 Dead, 2 Injured

One person died and two others were injured in a July 26 fire at the Orr-Weathers Apartments in East St. Louis.  Firefighters arrived at the 7-story public housing complex on the 1400 block of Missouri just after 2 a.m. Most…

Bus Safety
New Federal Campaign Focuses on Large Truck and Bus Safety

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is the agency that enacts safety regulations for large trucks and buses, referred to as motor carriers. FMCSA is spearheading a new national safety campaign meant to reduce crash injuries and deaths involving…

Drunk Driving
Alcohol Factor in Fatal Crash in Olmsted County, MN

Driver Pleads Guilty to Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol (DUI) Mr. Keller was scheduled to go to court today for his part in the death of a 5-year-old who had rolled down a hill and into the street where…

Motorcycle Crash
2 Harley Motorcycle Crashes in MN on 4th of July

There are over 200,000 motorcycles registered in Minnesota, according to the most recent Department of Transportation Crash Facts Report. Drivers need to remember to watch for motorcycles, providing additional space when traveling behind and when turning. Yesterday, July 4, 2017, two…