FATAL ACCIDENT WHEN TRUCK REAR ENDS CAR
The Minnesota State Patrol reported today that a dump truck slammed into a group cars on Highway 55 in Rosemount, killing two people in one of the vehicles.
The Minnesota State Patrol says the crash happened around 12:20 p.m. at the intersection with Doyle Path, where a southbound semi had stopped to turn left, causing cars to line up behind it. The first car that stopped was a Subaru Legacy, the next was pickup truck. The cars were motionless when a dump truck slammed into the back of the pickup, pushing it into the ditch, before hitting the Subaru, causing it to smash into the back of the semi.
Killed were the two people in the Subaru, identified as 47-year-old William Craig and 48-year-old Colette Craig, both from South St. Paul. The drivers of all the other vehicles suffered non-life-threatening injuries. They were brought to Regions Hospital for treatment. Alcohol is not believed to have been a factor in the crash.
When a truck, like a dump truck in this case, causes a crash, the injuries are often severe and can sometimes be fatal. Because a truck is so big and heavy, the driver has an extra obligation to drive carefully on the roads. Our car accident lawyers have been handling cases like this throughout MN for more than 25 years. If you are injured or a family member is killed in an accident caused by a truck, please call us for a free consultation. We will explain your rights and make sure the truck driver and his company are held accountable.