Grand Forks Police Department
122 S. 5th Street
Grand Forks, ND 58201

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    City of Grand Forks Police Department
    News Release

    Injury Accident

    Date & Time of Event:October 30, 2013 @ 1206 hrs
    Location:200 Block North 42nd St
    ICR #:201307197
    Investigating Officer:Ofc. Grangruth
    Supervisor:Sgt. Macki
    Daytime Contact Person at PD:
    Release Prepared By:Sgt. Macki
    Date of Release:10/30/2013
    Time of Release:1400 hrs


    On October 30, 2013 at 1206 hours the Grand Forks Police Department responded to the report of a 5 vehicle traffic crash, with possible injury.

    Investigation of this traffic crash indicates that a 2008 Chevy truck struck the rear end of a 2008 Hyundai Sante Fe that was stopped in the 200 block of North 42nd Street (waiting in line due to crossing train). This 2008 Hyundai then struck the vehicle in front of them, forcing that vehicle into another vehicle. Additionally a 2003 Hyundai Elantra following the 2008 Chevy truck failed to stop and struck the truck.

    Ed Hodgson (73 year old GF resident), the operator of the 2008 Hyundai Sante Fe was transported to Altru ER with possible injuries, though the extent of his injuries is unknown.

    Brian Larson (45 year old GF resident) was the operator of the 2008 Chevy truck and was cited for following to close.

    Also assisting in this traffic crash were the Grand Forks Fire Department and Altru Ambulance.