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When a commercial driver is on the roads, he or she needs to pay attention to what he or she is doing. The vehicle has to be in tip-top shape, too. Even a minor problem with the mechanics of a large vehicle can result in its brakes or other systems failing, which could lead to a serious accident.

That's what might have happened in this case, although the cause is not yet known. In the shocking piece of news, it was reported that a delivery truck went off the road and impacted two homes in Brooklyn Park. The vehicle collided with two residences before rupturing a gas line. The rupture forced the area to go without gas and for the roads to be closed for a short time while the line was repaired.

The crash, which took place at around 10:30 a.m., had two occupants. The driver had to be taken to an area hospital while the occupant in the delivery truck suffered minor injuries. Fortunately, no one in the residences was injured by the impact, even though at least one person was at home. So far, no one has been arrested for this accident, although the case is still under investigation.

In cases like this one, there are many people who may have a claim. For property damage, the homeowners may pursue a claim. The driver might have a workers' compensation claim and the passenger could. If the passenger was not employed by the company, he or she might opt to pursue a claim against the driver for causing an accident that resulted in his or her injuries.

Source: CBS Local: Minnesota, "Delivery Truck Strikes 2 Homes In Brooklyn Park," July 18, 2017

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