Crash In New Ulm 31 Dec 11

A New Ulm man was injured Friday morning after a pickup truck struck his John Deere Gator utility vehicle on South Broadway in New Ulm. The accident happened at around 10am at the intersection with 7th South Street. A 2001 Dodge pickup truck driven by Raymond Rothmeier of Sleepy Eye pulled out onto Broadway without seeing the northbound Gator driven by Gregory Kraus of New Ulm. Rothmeier swerved to avoid the Gator, and hit a light pole in the process. He was wearing a seatbelt and was not injured. Kraus was thrown from the Gator and suffered cuts on his nose and hand. Authorities say that both vehicles were totaled.