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Snowplow accident might cost city more than $5,000

A Roseville man's insurer is suing the city of Woodbury following an accident between a city snow plow and the man's car last year.

American Family Insurance alleges that the plow's driver operated the snowplow in a negligent manner and resulted in a collision between Shawn DeBoer of Roseville and Woodbury Public Works employee Debra Goble, according to a civil complaint filed Sept. 9 in Washington County District Court.

According to a Dec. 29 police report, DeBoer did not see that the plow was backing up on Valley Creek Road near Weir Drive.

The two collided as the plow was backing up, according to the police report.

"Goble didn't see DeBoer till it was late and struck the right side of his vehicle," the report said.

Responding officers noted that neither person sustained injuries and both vehicles drove away from the scene, the report said.

The insurer is seeking almost $5,500 in damages.