Two people from Superior were injured when their car was rear-ended in a Duluth crash. Rear-end accidents are among the most common type of auto accidents and often involve whiplash-like injuries and other types of physical trauma.
The crash took place on Martin Road in St. Louis County. The victim's car was slowing down to make a turn when the woman behind them failed to stop in time to avoid a collision. Both vehicles were totaled in the accident, and the victim's car was pushed off the road.
Both victims were taken to a local hospital but were released later. The driver who caused the accident suffered a wrist injury, according to news reports. The local sheriff's office is investigating the cause of the crash. At this point, no charges seem to have been filed, and there has been no mention of drug or alcohol involvement in the crash. However, the sheriff's office has not yet released an official statement on the collision.
Rear-end collisions are often judged to be the fault of the rear driver. This is because the law requires that drivers have their vehicles under control at all times, and a rear-end collision usually indicates failure to maintain control of the car. In many rear-end accident cases, the victims are able to seek damages for their injuries with the help of a personal injury attorney. The victims may be able to recover payment for medical bills as well as financial compensation for pain and suffering.
Source: Superior Telegram, "Duluth crash send Superiorites to hospital," Nov. 21, 2012