MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Four people were hospitalized Monday after a man drove a truck into a building in central Minnesota.

The Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office said the driver of a Chevy Tahoe left the roadway in Zimmerman and struck a building at 12641 Fremont Avenue around 1 p.m. He drove 30 to 40 feet into the building before stopping.

Employees of Reliant Systems were working in the building at the time. Two people were airlifted to the hospital while two others were transported by ambulance. At least one person was critically injured, according to the sheriff’s office.

Alcohol is suspected to be a factor in the crash, the sheriff’s office said.

The truck driver suffered minor injuries. No names have yet been released.

Comments (2)
  1. Trevor Frith says:

    Drunk or on drugs it was probably a right foot pedal error, part of the right foot braking epidemic. And it probably would not have happened if the driver had been trained to use a deferent braking method. But let’s make sure we blame the driver, especially if they are a women or old. Never blame the guys in charge of driver legislation and training who set the driver up to fail. They forced this driver to brake an automatic car with only the right foot. They did this knowing they had 0 Scientific Justification and that right foot braking is too complicated and difficult to mentally maintain with age, inefficient (poor reaction time) and dangerous (subject to right foot pedal error) compared to the simpler and safer (But girly!) left foot braking method. See DOT HS 811 597, 812 058and 812 431. NHTSA refuses to use the term “right foot pedal errors” but instead calls it “pedal misapplication” and always blames the drivers for not being experts. Score to date, 150,000 dead, millions injured, and billions in costs. The price male drivers, both in and out of government, are prepared to pay to maintain their systemic belief in a braking method based on the scientific foundation of, “That’s the way it’s always been taught”! This is not about which braking method is safer but rather why they refuse to scientifically compare the two methods and continue to produce misinformation about other proposed braking methods. Was it driver error or the way we taught them to brake?

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