A collision between a semi-truck and car on I-94 in Stearns County near St. Cloud has killed a Fargo, North Dakota, man.
The Minnesota State Patrol reported that the semi-truck was heading east when it jackknifed and went across the median. The tractor part of the truck stopped in the left lane of westbound Interstate 94. The Fargo driver was headed west. The driver of the car tried to stop, but went into a slide. The car hit the truck on the driver’s side.
The driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene. The car’s passenger, also from Fargo, ND, was hurt in the crash and taken to a St. Cloud, MN, hospital by ambulance. The truck driver was not hurt in the accident.
The Minnesota State Patrol described the road as wet when the semitrailer jackknifed. It is not clear whether driver error contributed to cause the crash.
This truck crash was one of several fatal traffic accidents in central Minnesota in the wake of a band of early December, 2013, snow that swept across the area.
In the central Minnesota county of Aitkin, near Brainerd, an 82 year old woman died when her car slid on icy roads and collided with an oncoming vehicle.
In Big Stone County in western Minnesota, an 85 year old man was killed when his car went off a wet road.
In Sherburne County near St. Cloud, a driver was killed when he left the road and crashed into a tree.
Fatal car and truck crashes and injuries caused in car accidents leave lives in shambles. The shock of losing a loved one in an accident is horrible. If you are in this situation, you need help. You will have questions that you cannot answer. Who will pay the medical bills? Will anyone help pay for the funeral? How do I pay the bills if I cannot work after an accident? What about the holidays? Who will pay for my car? How do I hold the other driver accountable for causing this mess?
All you really want is for things to be the way they were before the accident.
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