One injured in accident involving two semis and a pickup on Hwy 210 in CarltonAn accident this morning involving two semi trailers and a pickup truck injured one person and closed a portion of Highway 210 in Carlton for several hours about 3/4 of a mile west of Interstate 35.
By: Jana Peterson, Pine Journal
An accident this morning involving two semi trailers and a pickup truck injured one person and closed a portion of Highway 210 in Carlton for several hours about 3/4 of a mile west of Interstate 35, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
One person was reportedly injured and taken by ambulance to Community Memorial Hospital in Cloquet, before the Life Flight helicopter transported the individual to St. Mary's Duluth Clinic.
The accident occurred at 10:30 a.m. as an individual driving a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck was stopped in the westbound lane of Hwy 210 waiting to turn left into the Carlton County Transfer Station, the State Patrol said.
A semi trailer then rear-ended the pickup, pushing it into the eastbound lane, where a third vehicle, another semi trailer heading east, broadsided the pickup truck on the passenger side.
The pickup truck was totaled, the semi that rear-ended the truck was severely damaged and the semi that broadsided the pickup had moderate damage, reports said.
An officer at the scene said it was a "miracle" only one person was injured.
The State Patrol listed the road as dry at the time of the crash. Officers from the Minnesota State Patrol, Carlton County Sheriff's Office, Cloquet, Fond du Lac and Esko/Thomson Township police departments responded to the scene, along with firefighters and EMTs from Cloquet Area Fire District and Carlton Fire Department.
Check back for updates to this developing story.