GRAND FORKS — It happened Saturday, Feb. 6, around 6:30 p.m. Zak Louden was at a friend's house on the 1900 block of First Avenue North in Grand Forks when one of their neighbors came and said his SUV had been hit. He thought maybe it had been scraped on the narrow road.
"Holy moly," he remembered saying when he saw the damage.
The family's new GMC Acadia SUV was totaled. The Loudens had just bought the vehicle, so they had plenty of room for their foster children.
The crash had pushed their SUV into two other cars; those vehicles just had bumper damage.
"Such a big accident, you think the guy would stop," said Louden.
When reviewing video of house cameras in the area, it shows a pickup driving around the crash site without stopping.
"People usually stop by and say, 'do you need any help,' or something like that," said Louden.
Once the road was clear, you see the first pickup back up and leave like nothing happened. Police later located the pickup, which had been reported stolen.
"It's just intense. It could have been our three kids sitting in the back of the vehicle," said Louden.
The Loudens hope by sharing their story someone may know who was driving the pickup and call Grand Forks police.