One injured in 2-car crash in Olmsted County

Accidents are not constrained to a certain time of day; a negligent driver could injure or kill an unsuspecting driver or passenger at any time. When a driver fails to uphold their duty of care while behind the wheel of a vehicle, others could suffer greatly. Whether it is speeding, failing to follow signs or signals, following too closely, driving while intoxicated or failing to yield to other vehicles, these negligent acts could lead to a serious car crash.

The Minnesota State Patrol was recently dispatched to the scene of a two-car accident in Olmsted County. According to preliminary reports, the accident occurred around 2:26 p.m. near milepost 204 on U.S. Highway 14. A 60-year-old man was traveling south when he crossed into oncoming traffic. He then struck another vehicle driven by a 28-year-old that was traveling westbound.

When emergency crews arrived at the scene, the 28-year-old was discovered to be injured and his injuries were described as non-life threatening. The driver that struck him was not harmed in the crash. Investigation is ongoing and no charges have been filed at this time.

When an individual is injured in a crash due to the negligence of another driver, the injured party could file a civil suit. A personal injury claim could provide them with a monetary award that could help them alleviate the costs associated with the accident. Compensation could be used to cover expenses such as medical bills, lost wages, damages and pain and suffering.

Individuals injured in an automobile collision could suffer greatly from the wreck. Those injured by a negligent driver should understand their legal remedies. Filing for compensation could allow them to reduce or eliminate the financial burdens caused by the crash.

Source: KIMT, “Olmsted County auto accident,” June 12, 2014