One Injured in Traffic Pole Crash in Grand Forks

A two car accident at a busy Grand Forks intersection sends one person to the hospital after one vehicle crashes into the traffic lights.

Police say 37-year-old Melissa Gardner ran through the traffic light at the intersection of 4th Avenue South and Belmont Road with her van and crashed into another van being driven by 30-year-old Hepzibah Nelson.

Nelson then ran up on the curb, hit the traffic light pole and crashed into a tree.

Nelson’s passenger was taken to the hospital with unknown injuries.

Gardner was given a ticket for running the light.

City workers put up stop signs at the intersection until the traffic light can be fixed.