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GF couple remains in hospital

Grand Forks police officers and firefighters work Monday at the scene of an accident at the intersection of Interstate 29 and 32nd Ave. South. Herald photo by Eric Hylden.

Two Grand Forks residents were listed in satisfactory condition Tuesday afternoon at Altru Hospital after the boat their van was towing broke loose and struck the vehicle Monday.

The van was on the southbound exit ramp off Interstate 29 approaching 32nd Avenue South about 3:40 p.m. Monday when the driver, Rodney Clark, 84, failed to stop for a red light, according to Grand Forks police.

The van swerved to avoid crossing traffic and struck the signal standard on the opposite side of the intersection. The boat broke loose from the trailer and entered the rear of the van. Clark and his passenger, Carol Clark, 82, were taken by ambulance to Altru Hospital.

Damage to the rear of the van, boat and trailer was about $10,000. No citations have been issued.