Man seriously injured in four-vehicle crashPublished 6:14am Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Randy Maland, 54, of Henning, was taken to a metro hospital by air Monday after sustaining serious injuries in a four-vehicle crash near Underwood.
The accident occurred just before 2 p.m., the sheriff’s office reported. A Dodge Caravan driven by Courtney Sem, 61, of Underwood, was facing east and stopped at the intersection of County Highway 1 and Waterstreet Road, waiting to turn onto Waterstreet. The Ford Contour behind her, driven by Gerald Vanwatermulen, 72, of Perham, also came to a stop, waiting for Sem to turn.
Vanwatermulen’s car was then hit from behind by a Chevrolet Blazer driven by Amanda Krause, 27, of Fergus Falls. Krause allegedly did not stop in time when she saw Vanwatermulen’s car stopped on the road.
Krause’s rear-end collision propelled Vanwatermulen’s car forward, causing him to rear-end Sem. Vanwatermulen’s car was then forced into the westbound lane of traffic, where it hit a motorcycle driven by Maland.
Maland was thrown from his motorcycle and landed in a ditch, sustaining serious injuries to his head and other areas. None of the other drivers or passengers were injured.
Maland was taken by ambulance to Lake Region Hospital and then by Life Flight to a Twin Cities-area hospital. The crash is still under investigation, with charges possible.Tags: accident, Henning, Perham, Underwood