NEW GERMANY, MN – A Howard Lake native was critically injured during a two vehicle accident March 27 while driving to work on Carver County Road 33, according to family friend Nicole Bode.
Chris Jensen, 23, was driving a Plymouth minivan when he was struck at the intersection of Carver County Roads 33 and 34 near Norwood Young America, according to Bode.
Jensen suffered severe brain injuries including a sheared brain stem. He is currently in a medically induced coma in the intensive care unit at the Hennepin County Medical Center. A benefit to help pay medical costs is planned for Friday, May 8 at the Blue Note Ballroom in Winsted from 4 p.m. to 1 p.m. More information about the benefit will be in next week’s Herald Journal.
Jensen is the son of Larry and Steph Jensen of Howard Lake. He lives in New Germany. A CaringBridge web site has been set up for Jensen at www.caringbridge.org/visit/christopherjensen.