Accident at 1 & 59-official report

View from the north side of 1 & 59 intersection.

A two-vehicle, personal-injury accident was reported on January 11th at 3:37 pm. The accident occurred at the intersection of Highways 1 and 59 on the west side of Thief River Falls.

View of the accident from the True North equipment lot.

A 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe, driven by a 17 year-old female, was southbound on Highway 59 when it collided with an eastbound 2007 Buick Lucerne, driven by Eric Lloyd Erickson, age 27, of Thief River Falls. Eric Erickson was transported to Altru Hospital in Grand Forks with non life-threatening injuries. The 17 year-old driver, and her passengers-ages 3 and 1- were not injured. All parties were using their seat belts at the time, no alcohol was involved and there were no citations mentioned in the report. Road conditions were dry.   Agencies responding included the Minnesota State Patrol, the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office, Thief River Falls Police, Fire and Ambulance.   Top picture is from the north side of the intersection. Pictured included in the text was taken from the True North sales lot.


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