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Published January 29, 2014, 08:26 PM

Jim Poolman, former North Dakota insurance commissioner is home recovering after being involved in a serious car accident

Former Insurance Commissioner Jim Poolman is home from the hospital after being involved in a serious accident earlier this month. One man died in that accident.

Former Insurance Commissioner Jim Poolman is home from the hospital after being involved in a serious accident earlier this month. One man died in that accident.

It happened on January 6th at the corner of Main Street and 6th Avenue in Mandan. Poolman shattered his pelvis, broke his wrist and suffered a major concussion. He was in Regions Hospital in St. Paul for 3 weeks and flew home Tuesday.

Jim Poolman said, "The lesson learned is you can be driving down Main Street Mandan and all of a sudden your life changes immediately in a heartbeat and so for me it gives me renewed faith in my family and my friends and you really start to look at things much much differently after an incident like this has happened."

68 year old Thomas Joblinski was killed in this accident. Poolman says Joblinski suffered a heart attack, lost control of his truck and collided with Poolman's vehicle at 60 miles per hour.

He is able to walk but with a walker. Poolman now has 18 screws in his pelvis and will need 3 to 6 months of physical therapy just to be fully functional.

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