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Two injured in accident at junction of U.S. 2 and N.D. 3

By Staff | Apr 19, 2010

A two-vehicle accident at the junction of U.S. Highway 2 and N.D. Highway 3 in Rugby on April 17 resulted in two people, including an eight-year-old, taken to Rugby’s Heart of America Medical Center for treatment of injuries.

The accident occurred around 9:50 a.m., according to a report from the Rugby Police Department.

Mark Friestad, 61, Minnewaukan, was westbound along U.S. Highway 2 in a Toyota when a Ford driven by Jeremy Hopkins, 30, of Mills, WY, attempted to cross the intersection and continue north on N.D. Highway 3. Friestad struck the right passenger side of the Hopkins’ Ford. Both vehicles came to rest in the middle of the intersection.

According to the report, Friestad sustained chest injuries and was taken by Rugby ambulance to the HAMC.

Hopkins was not hurt, and a front seat passenger in the car, Linda Murphy, reportedly had a sore ankle which was looked at by Golden Heart Paramedic personnel. A juvenile passenger in the backseat, however, sustained lacerations on the head and elbow was was taken to the HAMC.

All people involved in the accident were wearing seat belts, according to the report. Both vehicles sustained significant damage. Hopkins was cited for disregarding a stop sign.

The Rugby Fire Department and rescue squad also assisted in the accident.

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