31 March 2022
COLUMBIA HEIGHTS, Minn. (WCCO) — A 7-year-old boy is fighting for his life after a crash Wednesday evening in Columbia Heights.
The Minnesota State Patrol says the crash happened shortly before 6 p.m. at the intersection of Central and 45th avenues in the first-ring suburb north of Minneapolis.
The injured child was a passenger in a Hyundai SUV that was turning left onto Central Avenue when it was struck by a Honda SUV. While three people were in the Honda, investigators are still working to figure out who was driving at the time of the crash.
The injured child was taken to Hennepin Healthcare for treatment. Troopers say he wasn’t wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. The driver of the Hyundai, a 37-year-old man, was also hurt and hospitalized. He is expected to survive.
According to troopers, it’s unknown whether a 17-year-old boy or a 46-year-old woman was driving the Honda. The boy was hospitalized and is expected to survive, as is the third person in the car, a 12-year-old boy. The woman in the Honda was the only person not hospitalized after the crash.