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According to the Office of Minnesota Traffic Safety, there have already been 52 traffic deaths in 2023. There were a total of 72 at this time in 2022, with 446 in total last year.

Today I came across a very frightening video that is a reminder to stay off your phones, pay attention to your surroundings, and don't be generally distracted or sleepy when you drive. Although we don't know what happened in this situation, being aware of your surroundings may help save your life if this ever happens to you. It's my understanding, according to the comments that were left on the Youtube video, that the injuries were serious and possibly life-threatening.



A horrific accident along I-35 Southbound in Forest Lake has been caught on video. The video shows a Cadillac Escalade headed northbound, near Highway 8, driving on the shoulder of the road before they overcorrected, causing them to cross over multiple lanes of traffic. The video was posted on April 13th, 2023.

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The vehicle is then shown hitting the median barrier, which is meant to stop vehicles from going into oncoming traffic. In this case, it did not.  The vehicle demolishes the barrier and then crosses the lanes of traffic heading Southbound.

In just a matter of moments, the out-of-control vehicle hits a Toyota Camry head-on.  Both of the vehicles end up tumbling off the road. It appears that the driver that was hit did see the out-of-control vehicle coming at the last second, and tried to steer right to avoid the crash, but was unsuccessful.


The driver of the Escalade, a 67-year-old man, suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The 63-year-old driver of the Camry has suffered life-threatening injuries, and at the time of this story, was being seen at Regions Hospital. It isn't clear at this time, why the escalade left the road.


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