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Published August 01, 2011, 04:43 PM

Drayton, ND, Union Picketer Struck by Truck

American Crystal union workers in Drayton, ND, got a scare Monday morning as they were picketing. A truck took a corner at a fast speed and pinned a man between a flat-bed and pickup.

American Crystal union workers in Drayton, ND, got a scare Monday morning as they were picketing. A truck took a corner at a fast speed and pinned a man between a flat-bed and pickup.

The man was trying to get out of the way but didn't make it in time.

He was taken by ambulance to Altru Hospital in Grand Forks. His name and the extent of his injuries are not being released.

The truck driver was cited for care required.

"He's very fortunate that he wasn't dragged along the whole side of the pickup. Very, very fortunate," local unit vice president Bradley Nelson said.

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