Details of car accident involving Karl-Anthony Towns emerge

It happened Thursday on I-35W.
Author:
Publish date:

Details about the crash Timberwolves All-Star Karl-Anthony Towns was involved in on Thursday have emerged. 

According to reports from the Star Tribune and KSTP, Towns was a passenger in a vehicle that was rear-ended by a semi around 1:30 p.m. on southbound Interstate 35W near 38th Street. 

The driver of the vehicle, 29-year-old Kurt Joseph, an assistant strength coach with the Wolves, was slowing for traffic when the big rig hit their vehicle from behind. 

The reports say Towns declined medical treatment at the scene after complaining of a minor injury. 

Towns later took a commercial flight to New York but did not play in Minnesota's Friday night win over the Knicks. He's since been placed in the NBA's concussion protocol and his status is "day-to-day," according to head coach Ryan Saunders. 

It was the first time he's missed a game in his four-year career, ending his streak of playing in 303 consecutive games. 

Minnesota plays at Milwaukee on Saturday night and Towns was held out as he is still in concussion protocol.

Next Up

storm, severe weather

'Particularly dangerous situation' issued by NWS as potential derecho nears

Storms could produce damaging winds, large hail and tornadoes.

Flickr - Minnesota state senate chamber - Matt Lewis

Calls for investigation after former DFL staffer details sexual harassment

Cynthia Callais provided her account to the Minnesota Reformer.

Motzko and Schuneman

Driver in Orono crash that killed Motzko, Schuneman is in custody

The 51-year-old reportedly turned himself into police Wednesday.

Miguel Sano

Twins smash 7 homers, still lose to Tigers

It was a wild afternoon at Target Field.

Pixabay - school - classroom

Decision on school mask mandates will be up to local districts

It will not come from the health or education departments, an official said Wednesday.

spices recall

McCormick recalling some spice mixes sold in Minnesota

The company issued the voluntary recall over possible salmonella risk.

the mayo clinic - edit

Mayo Clinic named No. 1 on 'Best Hospitals' list

It's the sixth year in a row the Rochester hospital has been named the best of the best.

36262 Ottertail Rd, Battle Lake, Minnesota - September 2009

Bystander on dock sees teen struggling in water, jumps in to save him

The teen kept going under the surface near a dam on Otter Tail Lake.

castaway club camp

Cluster of COVID-19 cases tied to camp in western Minnesota

Ten cases have been reported among staff, report states.

Screen Shot 2021-07-28 at 12.16.13 PM

Rodgers pummels Packers front office in viral press conference

"The rules are the same for most people, but every now and then there are some outliers."

Pexels - mother child mask covid

MDH urging that all wear face masks, 12+ get vaccinated for upcoming school year

State health officials revealed their COVID-19 recommendations for 2021-22.

sunfish 1

Gallery: Aspen-inspired estate on private lake is yours for $4.95M

Each bedroom has its own bathroom. And there are four laundry rooms.

Related

Karl-Anthony Towns involved in a car accident

It's unclear if Towns suffered any injuries in the crash.

Karl-Anthony Towns explodes in Wolves win over Miami

KAT posted a stat line that hadn't been done since 1975.

Screen Shot 2019-03-09 at 9.37.48 PM

Karl-Anthony Towns leaves game with knee injury

Towns was hurt with less than 10 seconds left in the game.

Watch: 'Big Boy Tricycles' by Karl-Anthony Towns

It's a shame that this isn't a real thing.

Karl-Anthony Towns

Report: Knicks 'expected to monitor' Karl-Anthony Towns

Naturally, an 11-game losing streak is leading to trade speculation.

Report: Wolves have received trade calls for Karl-Anthony Towns

The snowball of rumors about KAT is going full speed down the hill.

Karl-Anthony Towns

Test results reveal fractured wrist for Karl-Anthony Towns

Towns may have suffered the injury Jan. 25 against the Thunder.