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Minnesota Drivers Cited for Texting and Driving

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Minnesota law enforcement agencies cited 550 drivers for texting from April 11 to April 20.    Read More . . .

Safe Minnesota Travel Reminder

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Four fatal car crashes on snowy and slippery Minnesota roads are a reminder that motorists need to plan ahead and adjust driving to the weather, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) Office of Traffic Safety.

Deadly Monday

  • One person was killed after their car was struck by a jackknifed semitrailer. The semitrailer was traveling eastbound on Interstate 94 in Stearns County when it jackknifed, crossing the median into westbound traffic. The westbound vehicle then struck the semi, killing the driver.
  • A car traveling northbound on Highway 7 in Big Stone County died after losing control of their vehicle. The vehicle ran off the road and rolled down a steep hill.
  • A car traveling westbound on Highway 210 in Aitkin County was killed when they lost control of their vehicle, which slid sideways into eastbound traffic. The vehicle was struck on the passenger side by an eastbound vehicle.
  • A car traveling westbound on Sherburne Avenue in Becker Township (Sherburne County) died when their vehicle ran off the road and crashed into a tree. The driver was not wearing a seatbelt. 

In 2012, there were 5,688 crashes on snow- and ice-covered roads in Minnesota. Those crashes resulted in 28 deaths and 3,109 injuries. 

Safe Winter Driving Tips

  • Avoid unnecessary travel if conditions are too poor.
  • Buckle up, and make sure child restraints are secured. It is recommended not to use bulky clothing when securing a child in a restraint. Use blankets on top of the child restraint harness, not beneath.
  • Drive at safe speeds according to road conditions, and provide for plenty of travel time.
  • Increase safe stopping distance between vehicles. 
    If skidding, remain calm, ease foot off the gas, and turn the steering wheel in the direction you want the front of the vehicle to go.
  • Clear snow and ice from vehicle windows, hood, headlights, brake lights and directional signals.
  • Headlights must be turned on when it is snowing or sleeting.
  • Do not use cruise control on snowy/icy/wet roads.
  • Use extra precautions when driving around snowplows by keeping at least five car-lengths behind plows.

Call 612-ASK-DAVE (612-275-3283) to speak with a Minnesota car accident lawyer.  The consultation is free and confidential.

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Deadly Day on Minnesota Roads

Thursday, September 19, 2013

One of the fatalities occurred when a SUV rear-ended a semi-truck in a work zone on I-694 and Shingle Creek Parkway in Brooklyn Center. A 1999 Ford Expedition was driving eastbound on the right shoulder in an attempt to go around traffic.  A semi-truck was stopped in the lane and was rear-ended by the SUV.  The driver of the SUV was pronounced dead at the scene.   Read More . . .

Mediation of a Minnesota Car Accident Lawsuit

Friday, September 06, 2013

What is a Minnesota Car Accident Mediation?    Read More . . .

Minnesota State Patrol Looking for Car Involved in Fatal Hit-And-Run Accident With Motorcycle

Monday, August 26, 2013

The Minnesota State Patrol says a passenger who fell off a motorcycle has died after being struck by a hit-and-run driver.   Read More . . .

Mnnesota Car Accident Victim Explains why He Recommends 612-ASK-DAVE

Thursday, August 15, 2013

James explains how lawyer Dave Langevin helped him after his car accident and why Minnesota car accident victims should contact 612-ASK-DAVE for legal help.     Read More . . .

Why You Should Call 612-ASK-DAVE After a Car Accident: Explained by Dave's Former Client

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Keith explains why he recommends attorney Dave Langevin at 612-ASK-DAVE to anyone involved in a Minnesota car accident.    Read More . . .

Minnesota Traffic Deaths on the Rise for the Second Straight Year

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

If the trend continues, the total number of car accident deaths will easily surpass the 395 car accident fatalities of 2012.   Read More . . .

Minnesota Motorcycle Crash Deaths on the Rise in 2013

Thursday, July 18, 2013

According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, more motorcyclists have died this year on Minnesota roads compared to this time last year.   Read More . . .

What Minnesotans Can Do to Protect Against Uninsured or Underinsured Motorists

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Despite the fact it is illegal to drive a car in Minnesota without insurance, recent estimates suggest roughly one out of five (20%) vehicles on Minnesota roads are in fact uninsured (no insurance).  In addition, the majority of motorists with car insurance are most likely underinsured (not enough insurance).  However, there is something you can do to protect you and your family against a car accident caused by an uninsured or underinsured driver.   Read More . . .

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