FRIDLEY, Minn. - A driver who stopped for ducks caused a three-vehicle crash on Interstate 694 Sunday morning.
The Minnesota State Patrol reports the crash happened just before 11:30 a.m. near Highway 65 in Fridley.
Troopers say a van, driven by a Crystal man, stopped on the interstate to allow the ducks to pass. That's when an SUV, driven by a Maple Grove man, rear-ended the van. The SUV spun out and was then hit by another SUV, driven by a Brooklyn Center man.
The Maple Grove driver and a teenaged passenger were taken to North Memorial Hospital for non-life threatening injuries. No word on if any charges will be filed.
RELATED: State patrol: Don't stop for ducks
The Minnesota State Patrol asks motorists not to stop on the interstate for ducks or other wildlife.
It was nearly a year ago when MnDOT video surfaced showing several drivers swerving for ducks who were trying to cross Interstate 35 at Highway 10 in Mounds View.
The state patrol recommends these tips when it comes to animals on roadways:
- Scan down the highway, 5-10 seconds ahead and process the information. If you see something ahead, reduce speed and move to the side. Do not stop or swerve.
- Use the three-second rule. If you have three seconds between you and the person in front of you, you will likely be able to avoid a crash.