NU Man Seriously Injured 03 Apr 12

An 82-year-old New Ulm man was seriously injured in a car crash Monday afternoon. The accident happened at around 1:10pm Monday at the intersection of Madison Avenue and Carver Road on the east end of Mankato. A Dodge Durango driven by 29-year-old Ryan Finch of Eagle Lake was eastbound on Madison Avenue when it collided with a Chevy Silverado driven by the New Ulm man. The Silverado then accelerated through the north ditch and collided with several trees. The New Ulm man was taken to the Mankato Mayo Hospital intensive care unit. His injuries are said to be life-threatening, and his name is being withheld pending the notification of family. Finch was hospitalized with non life-threatening injuries. The cause of the crash is under investigation.