Austin man injured in Monday accident

Published 2:44 pm Wednesday, December 11, 2019

An Austin man was taken to Mayo Clinic Health System-Austin with non-life threatening injuries after a Monday afternoon accident on Highway 218.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol crash report, at about 1:45 p.m. on Monday, a 2016 Mazda 6TR was traveling north on Highway 218 North when a 2004 Toyota RAV 4 turned onto 218 from 21st Avenue Northwest, causing the Mazda to rear end the Toyota.

Austin Police and Fire responded to the scene.

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Mayo Ambulance transported the driver of the Mazda, 51-year-old John Carl Shoden of Austin, to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

The Toyota’s driver, Svitlana Anatolivna McAuliffe, 63, of Austin, was uninjured.

The report indicates the roads were covered in snow and ice at the time of the accident.