Two hurt when pickup crashes into North Dakota Winter Show
VALLEY CITY, N.D. — Two people are recovering from injuries after an out-of-control pickup crashed through a wall at the North Dakota Winter Show.
"From the videos that may be seen, it does appear that the pickup was pushed by that skid vehicle," says North Dakota Highway Patrol Captain Bryan Niewind.
Niewind says a 15-year-old girl and 35-year-old woman were on the other side of the wall when the truck crashed through.
Concrete barriers, metal poles, and a large tire are put in place to absorb hits.
It wasn't enough to stop the truck from crashing through.
The teenager was treated and released from a local hospital.
Neither victim had serious injuries.
The 19-year-old man driving the truck, and a 23-year-old man inside the skid were not seriously hurt, either.
The crash is still being investigated.
Winter Show manager Dawn Riley says the damage is estimated at $10,000.
"The clock hasn't come down yet," says Riley. "Which it will, because that immediately stopped working."
In the meantime, the Winter Show will go on as planned.
"This will not interrupt our show," says Riley. "We have had more damage from the storm than we did from this event."
The names of the two hit by the truck have not been released.
Riley says nothing like this has ever happened in her seven years of managing the show.