County Snowplow Rear-Ended By A Vehicle In Wadena County
A Wadena County snowplow was rear-ended by a vehicle in a Tuesday accident that left two people hospitalized.
According to the Wadena County Sheriff’s Office, on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at approximately 10:58 a.m., the Wadena County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a 2017 Toyota Camry that had rear-ended a county snowplow on County Road 23, near the intersection of 380th Street. The press release from the Wadena County Sheriff’s Office said the caller stated the vehicle’s airbags were deployed.
Both vehicles were southbound on County Road 23, and the driver of the car stated they did not see the snow plow prior to the collision. Both drivers and the child were using their safety belts, according to the Wadena County Sheriff’s Office.
When law enforcement arrived on scene, they found the Camry unoccupied. Both the male driver and an unresponsive three-year-old were sitting in another vehicle awaiting medical personnel.
The driver of the car and the child were transported by ambulance to St. Joseph’s in Park Rapids. The child was responsive by the time the ambulance left the crash scene. The snowplow driver was not injured.
The Wadena County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Menahga Fire Department/First Responders, Tri-County Ambulance, Menahga Police Department, Minnesota State Patrol and K&K Towing.
This case is pending investigation.