■ Two injured in three-
vehicle crash Friday
Two Brainerd lakes area drivers were injured in a three-vehicle crash Friday on Highway 210 near the Crow Wing County landfill on Oak Lawn Township, reported the Minnesota State Patrol.
LeRoy VanVickle, 59, Pillager, who was driving a Brainerd Public Utilities (BPU) vehicle, was airlifted by North Memorial Air Care to St. Cloud Hospital where he was in fair condition Monday. The other injured driver was Jeffrey P. Maxwell, 63, who was transported by Crosby ambulance to Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center, where he was treated and released.
It was reported that VanVickle was westbound on Highway 210, coming up to Crow Wing County Road 147, when he was hit in the driver’s side of his truck. The BPU truck spun around and went into the northbound ditch backwards. The state patrol said the dash was pushed back into VanVickle’s legs. Brainerd firefighters had to extricate VanVickle who was trapped in the truck.
The state patrol reported that Maxwell was stopped in the eastbound lane of Highway 210, waiting to make a left turn onto County Road 147 to go to the landfill. Maxwell told the state patrol there was a long line of traffic going westbound and he had to sit for awhile. Maxwell said a red car came up behind him and as it got close it started to go to the right around him in the bypass lane. Maxwell said then he saw the third vehicle involved in the crash, which hit his vehicle, which then spun 45-degrees and pushed him into the westbound lane where he was hit by VanVickle’s truck.
The driver of the third vehicle, Michael Rodahl, 39, Brainerd, who was pulling a trailer reported to the state patrol that he didn’t see Maxwell’s vehicle sitting in the lane and that he lost his steering. Rodahl said his vehicle veered to the left and went down into the northbound ditch and hit a tree head on. Rodahl complained of a minor scratch on his left hand and denied medical treatment. Two passengers in Rodahl’s vehicle, Elijah Rodahl and Tanner Molitor, were not injured.
The crash was reported at 2:34 p.m.
The Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office assisted at the scene.
■ Two people injured
in two-vehicle crash
DEERWOOD — Two drivers involved in a two-vehicle crash reported at 3:48 p.m. Sunday on North Hamlet Road and Crow Wing County Road 133 in Deerwood were injured and went to a hospital on their own, reported the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office.
It was reported that the drivers were Michael Martin, 27, Maple Grove, and Robert Sura, 47, Deerwood. The sheriff’s office reported that it appears that one of two passengers in Sura’s vehicle also was transported to the hospital. No further details were available Monday.
■ Fridley woman in serious
condition after crash
The 25-year-old Fridley woman, who was injured Saturday in a rollover crash on Highway 169 in Mille Lacs County, was in serious condition Monday at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale.
The Minnesota State Patrol reported that the vehicle driven by Kristin Knudsen, the sole occupant, ran off the right side of the road and rolled in the northbound lane of Highway 169.
The crash was reported at 6:25 a.m. Knudsen was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.