Georgia Trucker Injured in Weather-Related Semi-Truck Accident in Minnesota
LITTLE FALLS, MN. – A Georgia trucker was injured January 30 in a weather-related semi-truck accident in Little Falls, Minnesota, according to an online news report published at brainerddispatch.com. The accident occurred initially due to wind and was worsened by ice and snow.*
The accident occurred sometime on January 30, though it is not clear exactly when. Minnesota State Patrol reports that around 10:30 a.m., 30-year-old Said M. Aideed, of Georgia, was driving a Freightliner semi-truck westbound on Highway 10 in Bellevue Township, Minnesota. Near the area of 68th Street by Little Falls, a strong gust of wind hit the truck and blew it into the shoulder of the highway.
After traveling into the shoulder, the semi-truck appears to have hit a patch of ice, which caused the truck to slide farther off the road and into a tree-lined area. Aideed told authorities that he tried to swerve away from the trees, but the depth of snow in the area made him unable to do anything to regain control of the truck. The semi-truck then crashed into one or more trees off of Highway 10.
Emergency responders with Gold Cross Ambulance transported Aideed to St. Gabriel’s Hospital in Little Falls for treatment of injuries. His injuries were reportedly non-life threatening.
It is not clear how strong wind gusts were in the area that day or how much snow was on the ground. Winter storms and sub-freezing temperatures have plagued the Midwest for several days. The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office and Minnesota State Patrol are still investigating this wreck, and no further information has yet been reported.
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