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Forum staff reports, Published October 15 2012

Three hurt in two-vehicle crash near Cando

CANDO, N.D. – Three people were injured Sunday in a two-vehicle crash east of here.

The accident occurred at 6:08 p.m. along N.D. Highway 17, two miles east of Cando, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

According to the report, a 1984 International farm truck operated by 81-year-old Sigurd Bjornstad, Cando, was northbound on a Towner County gravel road when it failed to stop at an stop sign at the intersection of N.D. Highway 17.

Bjornstad’s vehicle was struck broadside by a westbound vehicle operated by Leroy Anderson, 73, Mandan, police said. The Anderson vehicle, a 2011 Buick, rotated clockwise and came to rest facing north on the county road. The Bjornstad vehicle ended up in a field.

Bjornstad, Anderson and Janice Anderson, 69, Mandan, a passenger in the Anderson vehicle, were transported to Towner County Memorial Hospital in Cando. The Andersons later were transferred to Bismarck with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the report.

A condition report on Bjornstad was not immediately available.

Bjornstad was cited with failure to yield at a stop intersection, according to police.

The Towner County Sheriff’s Department, Cando Fire Department and Towner County Ambulance assisted the Highway Patrol at the scene.