A woman was taken to the hospital after being pinned by a beet truck Friday evening.
According to a release from the Polk County Sheriff's Office, the call came at 10:48 p.m., reporting that Barbara Velasquez, of Perris, Calif., had been hit by a beet truck. First-responders discovered a truck had backed into a piler and pinned her for a few seconds before pulling away.
She was taken to the hospital in Crookston and later to Altru in Grand Forks. According to the Polk County Sheriff's Office, she was in stable condition as of Saturday evening.
The driver of the truck was Mike Severson of Grand Forks.
In its release to the media, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office said it "wants to remind everyone in the Red River Valley to be safe and aware of their surroundings while traveling on the roads or working in the fields. The annual beet harvest has been delayed but will be ramping up again in the upcoming weeks."