Grand Forks Man Pinned Between Vehicles, InjuredA Grand Forks man injured in a weekend car crash is in satisfactory condition after undergoing surgery in Minneapolis.
Michael Hart is listed in satisfactory condition at the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis after surgery for injuries he sustained in a Sunday crash.
Hart had to have his left leg amputated below the knee. Family members say more surgeries might be needed.
Police say Hart, 37, was taken to Altru hospital late Sunday after he stopped on Demers Avenue to retrieve an item that had fallen from his pickup box and was pinned by a car coming from behind, driven by Karen Vatnsdal, 52. A 6-year-old boy and 7-month-old girl that had been in the pickup were not injured. Hart was then transported to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis.
Police say when they arrived on the scene, two men were struggling near the car. One of the men, Justin Teague, 33 of Grand Forks, was charged with disorderly conduct. Teague was a passenger in Vatnsdal's car.
Vatnsdal was arrested for drunken driving, driving with a suspended license and having no liability insurance.