Running a red light is one act that can have negative consequences in Minnesota. When a driver operates a vehicle while distracted or purposely tries to disobey established traffic regulations, a serious collision can take place. One woman and her child recently were injured following a car accident involving the running of a light, according to police.
The crash took place early in the morning, just past 6 a.m. Police said a vehicle was traveling west on a road and went through the light. It then hit another automobile carrying a mom and her baby boy, who is 9 months old. The two were transported to the hospital for treatment of their injuries.
According to authorities, a 30-year-old man was driving the car that caused the accident. He was reportedly trying to reach for his mobile phone, which had fallen, when the crash happened. The man received a citation for not obeying a traffic device, officials said. Police continued to investigate the crash.
In addition to facing his traffic violation citation, the man who allegedly caused the car accident may face legal issues in the form of a personal injury claim. This is because the female accident victim has the right to file a suit against the driver, pursuing monetary damages that can help her to cover hospital bills and other losses linked to the Minnesota accident. If the driver’s citation results in a conviction, evidence of this may be used to try to establish his liability in a civil court in our state.
Source: CBS Minnesota, “Baby, Woman Taken To Hospital After 2 Car Crash In St. Cloud“, , June 27, 2014