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Published March 08, 2010, 08:01 AM

ND man on snowmobile hurt in crash along Red River

EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. (AP) — A North Dakota man has been hospitalized following a snowmobile crash on a ridge along the Red River in East Grand Forks.

EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. (AP) — A North Dakota man has been hospitalized following a snowmobile crash on a ridge along the Red River in East Grand Forks.

Authorities identified him as 36-year-old Todd Franks of Grand Forks, N.D.

East Grand Forks police say Franks was speeding when his snowmobile hit a ridge and went airborne for 60 to 80 feet, then rolled. Franks was found 50 feet away from the snowmobile.

Franks was taken to Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, N.D., following the 8 p.m. Saturday crash. A spokeswoman says he was in stable condition on Sunday.

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