Man survives car accident, found two days later

His car hit a guard rail, became airborne, and landed on its roof, sliding out of sight by the edge of creek. A 25 year-old Kentucky man was trapped, upside down in his vehicle for 48 to 50 hours before he was rescued. Unfortunately, his wife did not survive the accident.

Officers say the man was found after someone found a cellphone by the side of the road. The person went to investigate more and found the car on its roof next to a bridge. The Jaws of Life had to be used to rescue the man; police on the scene didn’t know he was alive until they saw him move and heard him ask for water. He is currently in a Nashville hospital with life threatening injuries.

If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a car accident, contact the Minnesota auto accident lawyers of Robert Wilson & Associates at (612) 334-3444.



MN’s 2010 drunk driving report

Minnesota’s 2010 drunk driving report was just released earlier this week and statistics show that last year was one of the lowest one record for alcohol-related deaths. 131 people died in drunk driving accidents, down 21% from 2006.

Law enforcement hopes the downward trend continues, especially now that new, more severe penalties have gone into effect this summer. First time DWI offenders with a BAC of 0.16 or higher must install ignition interlock devices for a year or have their driving privileges revoked for a year.

Nearly 30,000 people were arrested in Minnesota last year for drunk driving, which equates to 82 arrests a day. One in seven drivers in Minnesota have a drunk driving offense on their record, and one in 17 have more than one charge.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a drunk driving accident, contact the Minnesota drunk driving accident lawyers of Robert Wilson & Associates today at (612) 334-3444.



Drunk driving crack down

This past weekend started off the national crack down on drunk driving as we near Labor Day weekend. Law enforcement all over the country is stepping up its personnel between August 19 – September 5. Minnesota State Patrol has partnered with 400 agencies to prevent intoxicated individuals from getting behind the wheel.

While alcohol-related car deaths were down in 2010 by nearly 21% compared to the last five years, drunk driving deaths account for nearly a third of highway fatalities. Nearly one in seven Minnesota drivers has had a DWI conviction. July 1st was the start of new drunk driving laws in the state, such as requiring a breathalyzer ignition interlock to be installed for at least a year for DWI offenders.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a drunk driving accident, contact the Minnesota drunk driving accident lawyers of Robert Wilson & Associates at (612) 334-3444.



August the most dangerous month for motorists

The chance of dying behind the wheel in the U.S. is the highest in August, according to statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Institute for Highway Safety. Statistics from 1994 to 2009 show that more than 1.09 car accident deaths occur per 100 million miles driven this month.

An average of 93 people die each day due to car accidents, which is about one death every 16 minutes. Of the 25 most dangerous days of the year to drive, 7 are in the month of August. The spokesman for the Institute for Highway Safety says that the reason for the increased chance of dying in a car accident in August is because more people drive more miles this month than in any other.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident, call the Minnesota auto accident lawyers of Robert Wilson & Associates at (612) 334-3444.



1 injured in head-on crash on Highway 59

At least one person was injured in a head-on crash that occurred in Otter Tail County on Monday morning.

According to reports, a 30-year-old woman was traveling northbound on Highway 59 at around 10 a.m. when she lost control of her vehicle and veered into oncoming traffic. She crashed into a vehicle that was traveling southbound and driven by a 37-year-old woman.

While the condition of the 30-year-old woman was not released, the 37-year-old woman suffered minor injuries and was taken to a local hospital for treatment. This accident is still under investigation.

If you or someone you love has been injured in an auto accident, please contact the Minnesota auto accident lawyers of Robert Wilson & Associates at (612) 334-3444.



2 people killed in Highway 14 crash

Two people were killed on Friday night in southeast Minnesota during an auto accident that occurred on Highway 14.

The accident happened at around 2:30 a.m. near Byron. A 22-year-old man was driving westbound when a car traveling east in the westbound lane struck the man’s vehicle. The 22-year-old man, as well as an 18-year-old man who was sitting in the car’s backseat, died in the accident.

The accident is currently being investigated by the State Highway Patrol, and it has been reported that alcohol may have been a factor in the accident.

Our thoughts and sympathies are with the friends and families of the people who died in this accident.



Vehicle malfunctions and crashes into Minnesota insurance office

Both the driver of a vehicle and a man working at an insurance office avoided serious injury last week when the vehicle crashed through the insurance office. The accident is thought to be caused by a defect in the vehicle.

The vehicle was driven by a disabled veteran who used hand controls instead of gas pedals to brake and accelerate. The hand controls malfunctioned and caused the man to crash through the window of an insurance office. The man working at the insurance office happened to be away from his desk at the time of the accident and was not injured. The driver of the vehicle suffered a minor leg injury.

Police officers are investigating the accident and what caused the vehicle to malfunction. Officers have stated that the driver made every effort to avoid the collission and will not be cited for the accident.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident caused by a defective vehicle, please contact the Minnesota auto accident lawyers of Robert Wilson & Associates at (612) 334-3444.



Teenage girl injured in head-on car accident

A 17-year-old girl was seriously injured last Friday morning in Forest Lake, MN, when her car crashed into a pickup truck.

The accident occurred at 7:45 a.m. on Minnesota 97. The teenage girl was helping a passenger in her vehicle look for something in the backseat, when she swerved into a lane of oncoming traffic and hit a pickup truck head-on.

Neither the driver of the pickup truck nor the passenger were seriously injured during the accident. The teenage girl was unconsious following the accident and taken to the hospital. She is currently being treated for injuries that are not life-threatening.

If you or someone you love is injured in a car accident, please contact the Minnesota auto accident lawyers of Robert Wilson & Associates at (612) 334-3444.



Man Killed in Accident Caused by Wet Pavement

A 26-year-old man from Duluth died in a car accident that occurred last week on highway 61.

The man was driving his Dodge Stratus down the highway at around 10 a.m. when he hit a patch of wet pavement. His car then slid off the road and into an embankment. The man was pinned inside of his vehicle for some amount of time before rescuers were able to free him. He was taken to the hospital where he died. Reports have stated that the man was wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident.

Investigations into the accident are still being conducted. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the man who died in this accident.

If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in a car accident, please contact the Minnesota auto accident laweyrs of Robert Wilson & Associates at (612) 334-3444.