MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Video of a crash on a Minnesota highway last week shows a dump truck slamming into a line of stopped cars.

Pat Nelson posted the dashcam video to Facebook last week, and it’s already been viewed more than 300,000 times.

The video shows the Thursday morning crash on northbound Highway 13, near the Burnsville-Savage border at the intersection of Washburn Avenue.

In the video, a dump truck fails to brake in time and plows into the back of a stopped SUV, pushing it into another SUV. The two smashed vehicles then become sandwiched behind a semi.

The State Patrol says the drivers of the SUVs suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were hospitalized.

The driver of the dump truck, 48-year-old Andy Stafford of Owatonna, was cited for failing to use due care, the patrol said.

Neither alcohol nor impairment were listed as factors in the crash.

Comments (2)
  1. Dang, thank God everyone is alive.

  2. Sandra Feriancek says:

    The dump truck driver made NO attempt to slow down at ALL!! He never touched his brakes!!! Until he hit the cars! How you can miss a huge line of traffic stopped in front of you?

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