Cosmos Man Injured After Colliding with Snowplow 17 Jan 14

A 25-year-old Cosmos man was injured Wednesday when the vehicle he was driving collided with a snow plow.

Blowing snow and poor visibility is being blamed for the accident, which happened around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday on State Highway 4 and 160th Street in Cosmos Township.

According to the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office, Dwayne Anderson was driving north on Highway 4 and was unable to see a snowplow traveling in front of him because of poor visibility caused by blowing snow.

Anderson swerved in an attempt to avoid rear-ending the snowplow, but his vehicle struck the side wing of the snowplow and rolled.

Anderson was transported by a private vehicle to Hutchinson Health for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the MnDot snowplow, 53-year-old Scott Powell of Hutchinson, was not injured.