Grand Forks Police Department
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Grand Forks, ND 58201

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    City of Grand Forks Police Department
    News Release

    Injury Accident

    Date & Time of Event:October 4th, 2013 @ 0950 hrs
    Location:Demers and 42nd St
    ICR #:201306558
    Investigating Officer:Cpl. Eberhardt
    Supervisor:Sgt. Macki
    Victim:
    Daytime Contact Person at PD:
    Release Prepared By:Sgt. Macki
    Date of Release:10/04/2013
    Time of Release:1330 hrs

    NARRATIVE

    At 0950 hours on October 4, 2013, Grand Forks Police Officers were dispatched to a three vehicle traffic crash at the intersection of Demers Ave and 42nd Street.

    Preliminary investigation indicates that a 1998 Oldsmobile Bravada traveling west on Demers Ave entered the intersection after disregarding a red traffic signal, and was struck by a 2010 Subaru Forester that was traveling south on North 42nd Street. The Oldsmobile Bravada continued and rolled onto its side, striking a center median and a 2007 Saturn View (facing east at the intersection with a red signal). When the Oldsmobile Bravada came to a rest it ultimately landed right side up.

    · 56 year old Valarie McGinty of Aneta ND was the operator of the Oldsmobile Bravada and was issued a citation for Traffic Signal Disregard.
    · 20 year old India Fitterer of Grand Forks was the operator of the Subaru Forester and was not cited.
    · 58 year old Shelly Swensen of Grafton was the operator of the Saturn View and was not cited.

    Parties involved reported minor injuries and were treated on scene by Altru Ambulance personnel. Also responding to the traffic crash were the Grand Forks Fire Department and US Customs and Border Patrol (USCBP aided in traffic control). .