Three taken to hospital after head-on collision outside Manvel

Everyone involved was wearing a seatbelt, according to a release from the North Dakota Highway Patrol.


Three people were taken to Altru Hospital in Grand Forks with injuries that were not life threatening after a head-on collision Tuesday, April 14, outside Manvel.

According to a release from the North Dakota Highway Patrol, a 2007 Toyota Corolla operated by Pamela Reid, 43, of Bathgate, was traveling south on U.S. Highway 81 from Bathgate to Grand Forks about 1 mile north of Manvel around 10:55 a.m. Tuesday. A 2010 Toyota Prius operated by Richard Waterfield, 64, of Stillwater, Minn., was traveling north on Highway 81 accelerating into a 65-mph zone when Waterfield slipped off the shoulder, overcorrected and swerved into the northbound lane, according to the release.

Reid attempted to avoid the crash but the vehicles collided head-on, with the Corolla coming to rest facing south in the northbound lane and the Prius coming to rest in the east ditch into standing water.

Waterfield, Reid and Reid's passenger, Lawrence Reid, 71, of Bathgate, were transported to the hospital following the crash. All three were wearing their seatbelts, according to the release.

Road conditions were reported to be snow-covered with sporadic heavy snow. The crash remains under investigation.

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