Two-vehicle collision shuts down intersection

Photo courtesy | Meghan Arbegast
Firefighters and police cleaned up the scene on Monday afternoon

Traffic was diverted Monday afternoon as crews responded to a car crash

At approximately 1:19 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 31, Fargo police were dispatched to a car accident at the intersection of 12th Ave. N and 10th St. N, near Roosevelt Park, about 0.8 miles from North Dakota State University’s main campus. The intersection remained closed for 40 minutes while crews cleaned debris. Students and buses were rerouted on alternative routes to campus.

According to Crime Prevention and Public Information Officer Jessica Schindeldecker, the crash occurred due to a driver failing to observe a red light. A silver SUV ran a red light on 12th Ave. N and struck a blue SUV traveling north on 10th St. N. The collision caused the blue SUV to flip over.

According to The Inforum, the driver of the flipped SUV was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the other vehicle is anticipated to be okay, according to the Fire Department.

Schindeldecker said the diver of the striking vehicle will be cited for disobeying a traffic signal. A citation that carries a $20 fine.

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