By Tom Hintgen

Otter Tail County Correspondent 

One person was injured in a traffic accident on Feb. 2 after a vehicle struck a deer southwest of Vining at 7:28 a.m. on Feb. 4. The incident took place at the intersection of Highway 57 and 190th Street. 

Airbags were deployed and seat belts were worn.

Sheriff deputies said the driver sustained a significant injury to the left arm and shoulder. The victim was transported to an area hospital by Henning Ambulance. Vining Rescue also assisted at the scene of the accident.

The vehicle was towed from the scene of the accident.

Headlights tips

Minnesota law states that every vehicle on a roadway shall display lighted headlamps, lighted tail lamps, and illuminating devices from sunset to sunrise. 

The law also applies when it’s raining, snowing, sleeting or hailing and at times when visibility (at a distance of 500 feet ahead) is impaired by weather or insufficient light.