Two traffic accidents near St. Marys Hospital

Rear end collision and a car drove through some construction fencing.

Posted: Dec 31, 2019 2:39 PM
Updated: Dec 31, 2019 3:43 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Authorities say a car driving through some construction fencing caused an accident Tuesday.

Rochester police say the car was going east on 2nd Street SW around 1:47 pm, went up on the right of way and through the fencing, then hit another car at a light facing north on 14th Avenue SW. Both vehicles were damaged.

The driver of the stopped vehicle was taken to the hospital with what are described as minor chest injuries.

There was a rear end collision at the same location around 11:27 am.  A vehicle was stopped at a red light and was struck from behind, pushing it foward into another vehicle.  A woman suffered back injuries and was taken to St. Marys by her husband.

The Rochester Police Department says its dealt with 30 accidents in the past couple of days.

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