• January 09, 2017

Michael Sands Killed, One Hurt in Wells, MN Truck Accident

Wells, MN -- Michael Sands, a 48-year-old resident of Waldboro, was killed in a two-vehicle crash in the area of Wells, MN Friday, January 6, 2017.

It appears a pickup truck containing the deceased victim was headed north on the Maine Turnpike about 6:30 a.m. Sources say Mr. Sand's pickup struck a snowplow being used to notify drivers of an earlier incident. According to the report, the truck was at the top of a small hill at the top of the highway, where the collision took place. Mr. Sands was killed at the scene of the incident, according to the report. The unidentified driver of the truck was treated and released at a nearby hospital.

The official investigation is currently underway, and authorities hope to learn more as it concludes.

The preliminary media report provided no further information at the time of its release.

map of the area


While the report makes mention that the plow had its signals and arrow board in use at the time of the collision, I have seen from hundreds of truck accident cases that these media reports are often wrong with regards to the details of a crash. Without the benefit of a thorough investigation, we cannot be certain who was at fault in this particular incident.The report also makes mention that the truck was parked at the top of a knoll. This could simply be the interpretation of the media. If the truck were found to be just over the top of the knoll, this could obscure it from the view of drivers on the roadway, making an evasive maneuver extremely difficult. Until a thorough investigation can be conducted, the details provided by the media release are more than likely just speculative.

-- Grossman Law Offices


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