Multiple people suffered broken bones and other non-life-threatening injuries following a horrific accident on the eastbound lane of Highway 13, just outside of Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Footage of the crash was posted by one Pat Nelson to Facebook and has already been viewed almost 450,000 times. The impact occurred on Thursday morning, September 6, near the Burnsville-Savage border, as reported by CBS Minnesota.
The video shows how the driver of a dump truck failed to brake in time, plowing into the back of a stationary SUV, sending it into another SUV, sandwiching both vehicles behind a large semi.
However, as frightening as the crash looked, according to the State Patrol, the drivers of the SUVs suffered only non-life-threatening injuries, although they did need hospitalization. As for the dump truck driver, one 48-year old Andy Stafford, he was cited for failing to use due care. Apparently, he was neither drunk nor impaired in any way.
If you look close, you can just see how late he starts to brake, a mere split second before the actual impact. The dump truck driver seems to have had adequate room (and time) to just switch lanes in order to avoid the crash.