HIT ON SHOULDER OF ROAD MN CAR ACCIDENT LAWYERS
According to a Fox News report, a 46-year-old Minneapolis man died in a crash Sunday on Interstate 694 in Oakdale, Minn. The circumstances of the crash remain under investigation, but the report says that social media posts suggest the victim was driving to a Mother’s Day brunch. For some reason, his car was pulled off on the right shoulder. The Minnesota State Patrol reports he was outside his Lincoln MKS with the rear driver’s side door open when a Chevy Silverado drifted onto the right shoulder, striking his car while he was on the shoulder of the road. The pick-up continued out of control, veering back into the lanes of traffic where it struck a third car. That driver was not injured.
Upon impact, the victim was thrown and killed.
The deadly incident shut down the interstate for hours late Sunday morning. Authorities are urging drivers to think about their safety and well being if and when they have to pull off the highway for some reason, like a flat tire or engine trouble. “Just the speed themselves… people are moving with the flow of traffic and being out of your vehicle is a danger to do when speeds are that high. We ask people to stay belted in and buckled in. Stay in your vehicle. Foremost, call us. Call 911 so we can get there to help you… [we] can’t get there unless we know,” said Lieutenant Gordon Shank with the State Patrol.
When a car is on the shoulder of the road, the other cars should see and avoid a potential accident. Unfortunately, many drivers are distracted in their car by electronic devices and other activities, so they may not see someone on the shoulder of the road and a crash can occur.
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