3 Killed, 1 Injured in Lakeville, MN Head On Collision
Three people from one family were killed Saturday night in a head on collision. The accident occurred about 7 p.m. on County Road 50, near Kenwood Trail, Lakeville.
The crash involved a Hyundai Elantra, driven by Debra Buhmann, and a Chevy Silverado, driven by a 17-year-old from Dundas, Minnesota. It was reported that the Silverado was being driven with its lights off and went over the center line, crashing head on into the Elantra.
The car was carrying three generations from one family; Shirley Iverson, 71, Debra Buhmann, 34, and Alexis Iverson, 8. They all lost their lives in the crash that occurred just miles from their homes. The driver of the pickup truck was airlifted to HCMC, his condition unknown.
Lakeville Police and the Minnesota State Patrol are investigating the accident. Alcohol is not suspected.
What Can The Victims' Families Do?
In this type of car crash, if the truck was being driven with its lights off, there is a strong case for a wrongful death suit due to negligence. A wrongful death lawsuit must be filed by a family member and brought to court by a trustee. The compensation is limited to financial losses suffered by the surviving family members and includes: loss of companionship; loss of assistance, advice, and protection; and loss of monetary contributions the deceased would have made had they lived.
The laws dealing with a wrongful death suit are complex. Therefore, it is important to retain an experienced, knowledgeable law firm to represent you in your Minnesota wrongful death claim. Our personal injury lawyers have decades of combined experience. We will fight for justice in your case. Contact a Minnesota Wrongful Death Attorney at (612) TSR-TIME.