Elderly Driver Swerved Into Oncoming Traffic


The Minnesota State Patrol recently released this YouTube Dash-cam video. The video shows an elderly man driving who served into oncoming traffic and nearly caused a serious auto accident.  According to the State Patrol trooper, the senior citizen driver initially refused to even believe he had done anything wrong. In fact, he wasn’t aware that he nearly caused a car crash.

Fortunately, no one was injured in this case. However, our car accident lawyers frequently have cases like this where the other driver denies being at fault until witnesses or a video prove it. Of course, this includes older drivers.  (We had one case where an older driver hit a bicycle rider on the shoulder of the road and claimed that they were at an intersection – which photos showed they were clearly not.) It is frustrating that some people don’t take responsibility for their actions. However, we work hard to make sure the truth comes out.

In many of our cases, the victim of the crash is seriously injured and ends up with significant medical bills and time away from work. When we conduct our initial investigation, our car accident lawyers look for dash cam video, intersection cameras, body cameras on the policy officers, phone cameras of witnesses, and anything else we can find to support our client’s case. Our primary focus is to make sure our clients are fully compensated after the car accident injury.

Here is the video:


If you have been injured in a car accident, call us for a free consultation. A top Minnesota attorney will answer your questions and explain the insurance issues. Our lawyers have more than 25 years’ experience handling car crash cases throughout Minnesota. Only the police can start the prosecution process against the other driver.  However, we can at least make sure you are fully compensated for your injuries.