Snow-clearing city workers struck by SUV in Bloomington, Minn.

- The following story is another example of what Minnesota has a Move Over Law. A pair of city workers trying to clear snow in Bloomington, Minn. were hit by a driver who never saw them.

It was about 10 a.m. Thursday when Mohammad Malik, behind the counter of his store, heard the accident. He looked out on American Blvd. and knew people needed help, and needed it fast.

“Then I grabbed my fire extinguisher,” Malik said.

Malik immediately attacked the flames erupting from the front of an SUV.

“I run out and I start to control the fire, and there's 3 or 4 people,” Malik said. “They're going to open the door but both doors were shut.”

The SUV, driven by a 24-year-old woman from Richfield, Minn., slammed into a Bloomington city truck that was in the right lane clearing snow -- it's Move Over lights flashing and 2 city workers inside. Other witnesses reported the SUV was going fast and didn't appear to notice the city truck until the last second.

Malik said another man used the fire extinguisher to break the SUV's window to get the woman out. She was screaming and badly injured. The 2 workers in the city truck were also severely injured. All 3 were taken to HCMC.

“I'm thinking if I help somebody, sometime if I got some trouble, somebody will help,” Malik said.

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