A crash that occurred Thursday afternoon at the Broadway and Burdick Expressway W. intersection in downtown Minot took out a traffic signal, according to the City of Minot. Traffic was heavily impacted following the crash, and it was not immediately known when full access through the intersection would be restored.
According to Minot Police, officers responded to the crash at 12:03 p.m. when a pickup and trailer driving north struck the eastbound traffic signal, knocking it down. The traffic signal struck two other vehicles when it fell. The driver of the striking vehicle, Matthew Mclain, 43, of Minnesota, was cited for care required in operating a motor vehicle, according to police. One of the passengers in McLain’s vehicle was taken to Trinity Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Eastbound traffic on Burdick from Broadway to First Street was curtailed, and the Minot Police Department was directing traffic as cleanup ensued.
The traffic signal will need to be replaced, the city reported. A portable signal is expected to be put in place until then.
A similar situation occurred following a crash at that intersection last Nov. 17. A portable, temporary signal was used for an extended time until a replacement signal could be erected.