Dump Truck Smashes Into Stationary Traffic On A Minnesota Highway

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.

 

  • U8INIT

    GEEZ

  • Simon Cooksey

    The sooner automatic braking is a legal standard requirement,. the better !!

    • Ron

      Agreed. It should be mandate for large trucks.

    • salamOOn

      we dont need autobrake, we just need device that would shut down smartphones down when driving…

      • cooper

        Considering the grammar and content of your post. You’re obviously the idiot in this discussion. Let me guess you also wear a maga cap ?

  • Comp1

    Autobraking should be mandatory on all cars. Whenever I am the last one in a line of stopped cars I always leave several car lenghts and use my flashers until a few cars roll up behind me. I never let myself be the oreo cream between the big truck cookies.

  • cooper

    Pick driver needs to drug and alcohol tested immediately!!!! Also should be arrested.

  • Paul

    Good Lord wake up you stupid ass. Dang lucky someone wasn’t killed. The truck driver needs to lose his license for that stunt.

  • Big Black Duck

    IMO Dump Truck Drivers are THE Worst drivers on the road…

  • Krisnadi Imam

    Im just glad none of these folks sustained any critical injuries.
    Recently there was something like this happened my hometown, a fully loaded cement truck with brake failure ran a stationary honda Fit to a fixed concrete barrier of a toll booth… the lone passenger of the honda fit was turned into a corned beef (meat) instantly. it was very gruesome way to die, may he rest in peace.

  • ThatGuy

    Shat!!!!!

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