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Crap my dad just called and said my mom was in a 3 car accident and she got trapped in the car and now she's in the hospital. She called my dad already so she's awake and alert and whatnot so it doesn't sound like it's life threatening but they did put her in a neck brace for precautionary reasons.

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My mom was on County Road I and the road makes a sharp right turn that you take at like 15mph and it goes uphill. It's right next to the military arsenal. Well there is a side street up the road and there was a car waiting to make a left turn into the street and there was a 2nd car stopped behind him and a 3rd car ran into the middle one who ran into the guy making the turn and since his wheels were turned to make the left turn he spun across and hit my mom and spun her around and she went into the ditch and the car flipped over a few times. My bro rode with her in the ambulance and I guess my mom asked him if he had her sunglasses with. The car is totaled. She isn't cut anywhere and it doesn't appear as if she broke anything. They said she may have blacked out during it but they won't know until they are done doing tests. The car she was driving was a Cadillac SRX and according to my bro the roof isn't even caved in from the roll. The speed limit on that road is 40mph so my guess is the guy who caused it was going 40 or so when he ran into the 2nd guy who was stopped waiting for the first car to make the left hand turn. For that momentum to be generated and passed from car 3 to car 2 onto car 1 who spun around after getting hit just doesn't come from going 20mph. I'm guessing the dumbass was on a cell phone at the time. And if he was he's in deep shit to. Knowing my dad he will try all he can to sue for this. I don't know how else you run into 2 cars that are at a complete stop waiting for traffic to clear so it can turn. County Road I is a 2 lane road with no stop lights or stop signs until you go down another mile or so then you hit Interstate 35W.

Had to wait on the details as I was eating dinner in the cafeteria when my dad called me so I had a hard time hearing him.

The irony in all of this is she was on her way to a visitation for her uncle who died on Sunday from prostate cancer.
 

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Sorry to hear about the accident, glad she was alright.
 

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Glad she's ok JJ. Those Caddies are great cars...Keep us updated...Spring has sprung accidents everywhere.
It sure has. Last night at 9:30 there was a 70 car pileup on HWY 169 up here.


If you happened to drive on Highway 169 near Edina or Hopkins anytime after 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, you know that southbound was a mess.

The state patrol says a driver's mistake triggered a string of crashes that eventually involved an estimated 70 cars. The State Patrol believes moisture on the road, temperatures just below freezing, and a troublesome stretch of highway set off the pileup.

"I fell twice, I couldn't stand up on the bridge decks, it was that slippery," State Patrol Lieutenant Chuck Walerius recalled. "There's a slight curve in the roadway right there, plus you're coming up over a slight incline and you don't see it until you're right on top of it. And that's what created the problems."

Two people were seriously injured, apparently when they got out of their disabled cars and tried to re-direct traffic. Another out of control vehicle struck them, throwing a 37-year-old Minneapolis woman and a 47-year-man off the bridge to the frozen ground below. Both are improving and are expected to survive.

Many drivers were just happy to have escaped with aches and damaged cars.

While the patrol is amazed that more people weren't injured, they are pessimistic about ever finding out what led to all the twisted metal on the quarter mile stretch of highway.

"Somebody did something wrong, driver error, to cause that chain reaction to happen," Walerius said. "Who that is, we have no idea, and we'll never know."
 

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hope your mom gets better and just be glad that she is safe now
 

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My dad emailed me this morning and she's at home now and is doing well except for being sore in a few places but other than that there are no injuries. I guess she wanted to be like Michael Waltrip! My dad is taking the day off work to be home with her as the hospital said someone should keep an eye on her just in case. I was playing on going home this weeking to get help on a project so I think that is still on.
 
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