GRANDIN, N.D. — A Fargo man has been injured after his attempt to pass a semi on I-29 ended with his van rolling on the freeway.
According to a report from the North Dakota Highway Patrol, Eric Anderson, 55, was driving a delivery van southbound just before 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, and attempted to pass a semi truck driven by Andrew Sumrall, 56, of Saucier, Mississippi. While passing Sumrall in the right lane, Anderson attempted to pull in front of Sumrall in the left lane and lost control of the van, which rolled and pinned Anderson in the vehicle.
First responders extracted Anderson and took him by ambulance to Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, where he was treated for serious injuries, according to the highway patrol release.
Both drivers were reportedly wearing their seat belts, and Sumrall was not injured in the crash. Anderson has been cited for passing while unsafe.
The Traill County Sheriff's Office and Hillsboro Ambulance Service joined the highway patrol in responding to the crash.