Truck Crash Kills 1 South of Mapleton
Multiple news outlets are reporting on a crash that occurred on March 29, 2017. Alan Remington, 65, of Wells, was killed when his Buick LeSabre collided
with a commercial truck driven by Danny Salazar of North Mankato. Minnesota State Patrol Lt. Casey Meagher said, "A commercial vehicle that was traveling on Highway 30 failed to yield at the stop sign and crashed into a passenger car that was traveling on Highway 22." The State Patrol is investigating the crash.
Alan Remington, of Wells, was southbound on Highway 22 when a delivery truck failed to yield the right of way at the intersection with Highway 30 and caused a collision between the two vehicles. Mr. Remington was killed in the crash with the truck driven by Danny Salazar of North Mankato.
Minnesota drivers have a responsibility to drive carefully. Unfortunately, many drivers do not drive with the care required of such a potentially dangerous activity. Operating a commercial truck requires a heightened level of awareness due to the inability of such vehicles to slow and stop quickly and due to the disparity in their size in relation to other vehicles on the roadway. Commercial drivers like Mr. Salazar and his company must follow specialized rules designed to protect the motoring public.
It is important to seek immediate assistance from an attorney who specializes in motor vehicle crashes if you or someone you know has been killed in a crash. Time is often critical in documenting and preserving critical evidence. When a crash involves a commercial vehicle it is important to select an attorney with experience in such cases and well versed in the regulations that apply to the commercial trucking industry. The personal injury attorneys at Maschka, Riedy & Ries are adept at analyzing all potential sources of liability and have extensive experience in crashes involving commercial motor vehicles.
Sources: KEYC, "UPDATE: State Patrol Investigating Fatal Accident Near Mapleton" Ashley Hanley, March 29, 2017. Mankato Free Press, "Fatal accident near Mapleton" Pat Christman, March 29, 2017.