Albert Lea man seriously injured after being struck by van in blizzard conditions
Published 10:55 am Monday, February 25, 2019
An Albert Lea man was seriously injured Sunday after being struck by a van in whiteout conditions.
Leonel Lopez, 44, was taken to Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea with at least one injury deemed serious but not life-threatening, according to Albert Lea police.
Steven Wadding, 39, of Albert Lea was driving a 1999 Ford Econoline south on Margaretha Avenue near 16th Street in whiteout conditions when he struck Lopez, who was standing on the driver’s side of a disabled vehicle on the side of the road.
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The crash was reported at 1:10 p.m.
Albert Lea firefighters and Gold Cross Ambulance assisted on scene.
Alcohol, speed or drugs were not contributing factors to the crash, according to police.