(Grand Forks, ND)-- A vehicle was struck by a train in Grand Forks Tuesday morning. The Freightliner was traveling west on 54th Avenue North, just west of North Washington Street/US Highway 81B. It crossed the railroad tracks at that location at a grade crossing. It was struck on the left side and pushed north on the tracks by a northbound BNSF freight train.
The crossing is marked with a rail crossing signs and a yield sign. The driver of the vehicle was not wearing a seatbelt. Driver of the Freightliner was transported by ambulance to Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND, with serious injuries. His name is being withheld pending notification of family. No train crew members were injured and the crash remains under investigation by the Highway Patrol.