Two critically injured in crash near shopping plaza in SW Rochester
(THE MED CITY BEAT) - Two people were critically inured in a two-vehicle crash crash Sunday night in southwest Rochester.
The incident happened around 8:50 p.m. at the intersection of 28th Street SW and Highway 63, by the entrance of the Broadway Commons Shopping Center.
Police said a Chrysler minivan, driven by a 78-year-old man, pulled out in front of an older Plymouth sedan, which had a green light at the intersection.
All four people involved in the crash were extricated by the Rochester Fire Department and transported to St. Marys Hospital. The sedan's two passengers, 45-year-old John Dunham and 42-year-old Christopher Volkart, were in critical condition Monday morning, but expected to survive.
One of two dogs in the sedan, a husky, was killed in the crash. A Rochester police officer took the other dog into temporary care.
Neither driver was injured, officials said.
The Rochester Police Department will continue to investigate the crash. At this time, no citations have been issued.
Note: Location on map is approximate
(Cover graphic: Rochester Fire Department)