Car Accident Lawyer MN – Speeding and Driver Inattention


At our law firm, each car accident attorney has been involved in a tragic case like this one reported in the news this week: Three high school girls were heading west on County Road 96 in a Chevrolet Equinox. At the same time, the other driver was heading east in a Chevrolet Trailblazer SUV.  The SUV struck the girls’ vehicle as they turned left onto Old Highway 10 on their way to school, according to crash investigators.

The driver of the SUV was en-route to her job as a nanny at the time, according to the criminal complaint filed in the case. The Minnesota State Patrol reconstructed the crash and determined she was speeding between 77 and 85 mph when she hit the girls’ vehicle, the complaint said. The speed limit in that area is 50 mph.

Two of the girls were killed in the car accident and one was seriously injured because the other car was speeding. This tragic crash was clearly caused because the speeding driver lost control of her car. Often when a lawyer from our office gets a call in a MN crash case like this, we just represent just one of the victims. Usually there is not going to be enough insurance coverage to fully compensate the families of the girls who were killed plus the injured girl – so the money will have to be allocated and they will need different lawyers.  An experienced MN car accident lawyer understands this conflict of interest, and will advise you appropriately.


The driver charged in the high speed crash made her first court appearance Friday, where a judge set bail at $150,000. She bonded out about 5 p.m. Friday, roughly 24 hours from the time she was booked into the County jail, according to the jail. The 32-year-old Maple Grove woman was charged Thursday with two counts of criminal vehicular homicide and one count of criminal vehicular operation for her involvement in the crash.

In the aftermath of this speeding car accident, there were a number of memorials and tributes for the students by their classmates. Recently, Mounds View High School student council members volunteered at Feed My Starving Children in the girls’ memory. They plan to do so again at the end of May, on the birthday of one of the girls, because her family indicated that the cause was close to her heart. The other deceased girl was a member of the tennis team, which donated a bench in her memory.

Car Speeding Accident Injury Lawyers MN
Car Speeding Accident Injury Lawyers MN


If you or a family member are injured in a Minnesota auto accident because the other driver was speeding and not paying attention, please call us and speak with a top car accident lawyer for a free consultation. Our attorneys are experienced and tough.  An auto accident lawyer will explain your rights to you and make sure your rights are protected against the insurance companies.  At the Rochlin Law Firm, each car accident lawyer will also provide you with personal compassionate attention. We have a 25 year record of success representing people and getting the best possible results for these tragic car accident cases.