Car Accidents

Five Tips for Safe Holiday Driving

Many people enjoy the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Buying gifts, preparing festive holiday meals, and visiting family and friends, both near and far, are all part of the fun. Other highlights of the season include attending events, such as parades, concerts, and services at houses of worship. This increase in activity, while […] Read more

Car Accidents

How to Prevent Autumn Car Accidents

Many people are not ready to store their travel gear when the summer season ends. As a matter of fact, autumn’s arrival, which this year occurred on September 22nd, signals that it’s time to hit the highways to seek out vividly-hued trees. Pumpkin picking, hayrides, camping out, and fall festivals abound in many parts of […] Read more

Car Accidents

Motor home accident injures, kills members of large family

A large extended family of 18 relatives became victims of a tragic auto accident over the weekend after the 17 year-old driver of the motor home lost control and crashed into a ravine in Kansas. The family was on their way back home to Jordan, Minnesota after spending spring break in Texas. Five family members […] Read more

Car Accidents

Motorcyclist critically injured in accident

A 56 year-old man is in critical condition after he was hit by a car while riding his motorcycle in Goodview Sunday afternoon. The accident occurred on Highway 61 and Frank Street as the motorcyclist was crossing the street. Half a dozen agencies responded to the accident. A helicopter landed on the soccer field of […] Read more

Car Accidents

Florida car pileup claims 10 lives

A massive car pileup in Gainesville, Florida over the weekend sent 18 people to the hospital and claimed the lives of 10 people. The accident happened around 3 am Sunday morning on Interstate 75. Dense fog in the area and smoke from nearby brush fires lowered visibility significantly. Florida Highway Patrol shut down a stretch […] Read more

Car Accidents

Four injured in Interstate 94 crash

Four people were hurt Sunday morning after a car lost control on an icy highway ramp on Interstate 94 near Moorhead. According to State Patrol, a 20 year-old female driver was entering Interstate 94 from Highway 336 when she lost control of her vehicle and ran into the rear tires of a semi truck. Her […] Read more

Car Accidents

NTSB wants all cellphones banned in cars

Last week, the National Transportation Safety Board announced its recommendation to ban all cellphone use while driving, including hands-free devices. The only exception to this ban would be for GPS systems and other driving aid equipment. The NTSB cites the series of fatal car accidents this year caused by distracted drivers talking or texting on […] Read more

Car Accidents

Bad weather caused two fatal accidents

Two different car accidents have claimed two lives today as thick fog, icy roads, and freezing rain plague most of northeastern Minnesota. Early this morning around 5 am a 52 year-old man crashed in Saint Augusta after his truck skidded off the road and hit a tree. A witness tried to give the man CPR […] Read more

Car Accidents

Man pleads guilty for fatal car accident

A 20 year-old man from Stillwater has plead guilty to causing a crash that killed a Minnesota National Guardsman in May 2010. He is charged with felony criminal vehicular homicide. Drugs and alcohol were not a factor in the car accident. State troopers say the 20 year-old was driving erratically and swerving between traffic on […] Read more

Car Accidents

Four teenagers involved in deadly crash

A car carrying four teenagers was involved in a deadly car crash over the weekend in Madelia. The 16 year-old driver was on Highway 15 when he drifted over the center lane and struck an SUV head-on. The driver of the SUV, a 65 year-old man, was killed. His wife, 59, was taken to the […] Read more