I don’t know if you’ve ever been rear ended before while driving on a busy road, but there are different levels when it comes to the severity of a read ending. While the least (and most common) type of rear ending usually amounts to barely a dent on the rear bumper, the most severe is capable of causing serious damage, injury, and in some cases, even death.
Now, I’m definitely not saying that the damage dished out by a dump truck on a Minnesota was the most extreme of all time, but, as you can see from dashcam footage of the incident, it definitely left more than a tiny scratch.
The video shows what appears to be normal daytime traffic flowing along northbound State Highway 13 last Thursday around 9:45 a.m. until vehicles slowed to a stop for a signal at Washburn Avenue. At that point the Volvo dump truck shows no sign of slowing, barreling into the back of a Toyota Sienna minivan and a Ford Explorer, which is then pushed into an International truck.
The State Patrol says the drivers of the minivan and SUV were both taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the dump truck was cited for “failure to use due care.” Investigators say he showed no signs of alcohol or drug impairment.
Wow. If the driver of the dump truck wasn’t drunk or on some sort of drugs, he must’ve been having himself quite the day dream, because he doesn’t even attempt to slow down until it’s way too late.
Thankfully, no one sustained more than minor injuries, but I’m assuming that the dump truck driver will be on some sort of driving “hiatus” for the foreseeable future.