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Minn. Woman Injured in Two-Vehicle Accident

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Tina Robinson3 years ago

A two-vehicle accident in Austin, Minn. has left one woman injured, according to a report in the Austin Daily Herald. Authorities say Sally Forstner, 86 of Austin, was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

More about the Austin, Minn. Car Crash

Austin Police responded to a crash that happened at 9:08 a.m. Wednesday at the intersection of U.S. Hwy 218 and I-90. Forstner was traveling north in a 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser when her vehicle collided with a 2010 Ford Taurus traveling west driven by Wayne Baldner, 55 of Brownsdale.

Forstner sustained what is described as non-life-threatening injuries in the crash. Her vehicle also was severely damaged. Baldner was uninjured in the collision and only sustained minor vehicle damage.

Minnesota Car Crash Facts

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) recorded 69,236 traffic crashes statewide in 2012. Those accidents led to 395 fatalities and 29,314 injuries. An average Minnesota day in 2012 resulted in 189 crashes, 1 death, and 80 injuries.

The average daily cost to Minnesota tax payers for car crashes was $4,135,626 which translated to $1,513,639,100 for the entire year.


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