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Published October 21, 2010, 05:06 PM

Woman Charged With Aggravated Assault In Crash That Pinned Man

A 52-year-old Grand Forks woman is now charged with aggravated assault in a Sunday crash when the car she was driving pinned another man between two vehicles- causing the amputation of his leg.

A 52-year-old Grand Forks woman is now charged with aggravated assault in a Sunday crash when the car she was driving pinned another man between two vehicles- causing the amputation of his leg.

Karen Vatnsdal was originally charged with a DUI, driving with a suspended license and having no liability insurance on her car.

Authorities say 37-year-old Michael Hart was pinned between two cars at the intersection of Demers Avenue and south 30th Street in Grand Forks on Sunday.

Hart was driving when a stroller fell out of his pickup.

Authorities say when he got out of his vehicle to get it, he was hit and pinned by a car driven by Vatnsdal.

Hart's leg was amputated below the knee on Tuesday because of injuries sustained in the accident. A warrant has been issued for Vatnsdal on the aggravated assault charge. Aggravated assault is a Class B Felony which carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

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