VALLEY CITY (Capt. Bryan Niewind, NDHP) – On March 6th, 2018, the ND Winter Show in Valley City was hosting a pickup pull event in the main arena at the ND Winter Show building. At approximately 9:15 pm, a 2004 Dodge pickup was pulling the skid vehicle, a 1994 Peterbilt, in the event. The Dodge was making a pass and traveling from west to east across the main arena. At the east end of the main arena, the Dodge struck a large tire that was a buffer between the main arena and a wall separating the main arena from the east concourse. After striking the large tire, the tire and the Dodge went through the wall onto the east concourse.
Two pedestrians on the concourse were struck, a 15 YOA female and a 33 YOA female. The 15 YOA female was transported by Barnes County Ambulance to Mercy Hospital where she was treated and released. The 33 YOA female refused treatment on scene.
The driver of the 2004 Dodge was Nathan Bell, 19 YOA, Gardner, ND. The driver of the skid vehicle was Hunter Henjum, 23 YOA, Valley City, ND.
The Barnes County SO, Valley City PD, Valley City FD and Barnes County Ambulance all responded to assist.
If members of the public have video of the incident, those videos can be emailed to the NDHP at email@example.com.