Elderly Driver Crash


Older Driver Car Accident - Lawyers MN
Older Driver Car Accident – Lawyers MN

The State Patrol recently reported a semi vs car accident claimed the lives of two Farmington residents at the intersection of Highway 218 and County Highway 103, west of West Point.

According to the report, the accident was reported at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.  A 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser, being driven by a 73-year-old woman was stopped at the stop sign facing west on Highway 103. She proceeded to cross Highway 218 and was struck by a 2022 Freightliner semi. The truck was owned by Minstar Transport Inc of Eagan, Minnesota.

The report says the PT Cruiser was struck in the drivers side door. Then, the two vehicles came to rest in the median. Unfortunately, a front seat passenger, also of Farmington, was ejected from the vehicle. The couple were not wearing seat belts according to the report. Of course, failure to wear a seatbelt is always dangerous.  However, in this case, being hit by a semi-truck will usually result in serious injury or death.

Assisting at the scene were the County Sheriff’s Office, area fire and rescue departments, and  DOT Motor Vehicle Enforcement officers.


We don’t know for sure which driver was at fault in this case.  However, in most cases, the driver pulling out from a stop sign has the duty to look out and not proceed until it is safe. Our car accident lawyers have handled many cases like this throughout Minnesota. In fact, we have represented people hit by an old person driving, and we have represent elderly people injured by another person’s fault. As we age, our preception and reflexes slow down.  However, that is sometimes made up for by experience and caution. In other words, it depnds on the case.

If you have been injured in a car accident, call of for a free consultation. Our top car accident attorneys have more than 25 years’ experience. We represent people in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and throughout Minnesota.