Forum Staff Report, Published August 17 2013
2-vehicle crash injures 4 teens in Belgrade, Minn.BELGRADE, Minn. – Four teenaged girls were injured in a two-vehicle accident here Friday night. Two of the girls sustained serious injuries.
According to the Minnesota State Patrol, at about 10 p.m., a 2001 Nissan Altima driven by Arianna Vidger, 18, Fargo, was going north on U.S. Highway 71 when it pulled out to turn left onto state Highway 55 and collided with a 2005 Pontiac driven by Alyssa Leedahl, 19, Brooten, Minn., in what was described as an off-set head-on collision. The impact of the crash wasn’t directly head-on, but slightly off-center.
There were two passengers in the Nissan Altima: Ellen Wuflestad, 18, Moorhead, and Libby Stoltenow, 16, Moorhead.
Leedahl was alone in her vehicle.
All four were taken by ambulance to Glacial Ridge Hospital in Glenwood, Minn.
The Patrol said early Saturday that Wuflestad and Leedahl had serious injuries.
The other two teenagers were treated for their injuries and released.
By Saturday afternoon, only one patient remained at Glacial Ridge Hospital, and she was in good condition, according to a hospital spokesperson. The name of the patient still in care could not be given per hospital policy.
Alcohol was not detected, and all four involved were wearing seat belts, according to the State Patrol.
The Belgrade Police Department assisted at the scene.