Four injured in two-vehicle crash in Grand Forks

All four occupants of the two vehicles were transported to Altru Hospital with minor injuries.

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Four people were injured following a two-vehicle crash in Grand Forks on Monday, Aug. 23.

According to a release from the Grand Forks Police Department, officers were dispatched to the intersection of Ninth Avenue South and South Washington Street around 3 p.m. Monday for a report of the crash.

Police say two vehicles were traveling north on South Washington Street near the 900 block when the crash occurred. The first vehicle, a Honda CRV driven by Elva Bissonette, 22, was changing lanes when she struck the front end of a Dodge Caravan driven by Ronald Scott, 69, according to the release.

The impact caused the Honda to lose control and strike the berm, causing the car to rollover onto its passenger side.

All four occupants of the two vehicles were transported to Altru Hospital with minor injuries, according to police. Bissonette was cited for care required.


The Grand Forks Fire Department and Altru Ambulance also responded to the call.

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Hannah Shirley covers crime, courts and criminal justice for the Grand Forks Herald. She is a 2018 graduate of the University of Idaho and has lived and worked in Grand Forks since 2019. Prior to moving to North Dakota, she worked as a reporter for the Berkshire Record in Great Barrington, Mass., a receptionist for the Moscow-Pullman Daily News in Moscow, Idaho, and a barista in a New York City coffee shop. She can be reached by phone at (701) 780-1267 or by email at
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