Fatal Motorcycle Crash in Sherburne County
There was a fatal motorcycle crash on Tuesday in Sherburne County. Jeff Skoglund, 49, of Anoka, was killed when his motorcycle was struck by a flat-bed tow truck being driven by Brett Johnson, 44.
The accident happened at the intersection of County Roads 38 and 19. Mr. Skoglund was driving northbound on County Road 19. The tow truck was going east on County Road 38. The accident occurred about 12:05 p.m. The truck driver was not injured according to the County Sheriff’s Office.
The accident is still under investigation.
Motorcycle Accident Statistics
Statistics from 2006 showed that the fatality rate for bikers was 5.5 times that of motorists. Nationwide that year, 4,810 motorcyclists were killed in traffic accidents, most of them preventable. The Bloomington motorcycle accident lawyers at TSR Injury Law believe that one way to reduce the rate of these accidents is by holding negligent drivers responsible for their actions. We believe this will send a clear message that drivers need to be more alert on the road.
Contact a personal injury attorney at (612) TSR-TIME. Partner Steve Terry is an avid motorcyclist. He knows how to get victims of motorcycle accidents the compensation they deserve. He will fight for justice in your motorcycle accident case.