Minnesota residents know that the risk of a traffic accident is a sad reality on area roads and highways. While some crashes may be only minor fender benders and involve honest people with proper insurance, others are anything but. Too many Minnesotans suffer due to the outright negligence and lack of concern for others.
One family is today mourning the loss of a wife and mother of three young children after she was killed in a traffic crash. In addition to being believed to be under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol at the time of the accident, the man said to have caused the fatal accident was driving a stolen sport utility vehicle. Law enforcement is requesting information from the public about the vehicle and another that was seen with it at the time it was taken from a liquor store parking lot the day before the accident.
A man who is 29 years old was driving the stolen SUV with a 24-year-old woman as his passenger. He hit another SUV carrying the 35-year-old mom and her one-, four- and five-year-old children. Two of the children's pelvises were broken in the crash. The passenger in the stolen vehicle experienced life-threatening injuries while the at-fault driver was seriously injured himself.
When complex situations like this occur, Minnesotans may want to reach out to an attorney. This may offer them the best ability to learn about their options for seeking compensation at these times.
Source: Star Tribune, "Police: Vehicle in Foley crash that killed mom of three was stolen," Tim Harlow, Feb. 3, 2017