UPDATED: Four taken to hospital after car crashes into tree in Cottage GroveThree men and a woman were taken to a hospital after a car crashed into a tree Friday in a residential neighborhood in Cottage Grove.
By: Scott Wente, South Washington County Bulletin
Three men and a woman were taken to a hospital after a car crashed into a tree Friday in a residential neighborhood in Cottage Grove.
Emergency crews were called shortly after noon to a report that a car struck a tree at 8676 Indian Blvd. One passenger was reported to have been ejected from the small sedan, which was lodged against the tree.
Crews transported the female passenger on a stretcher, while the three men were interviewed by police. They too were then taken by ambulance to Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Cottage Grove Police Capt. Greg Rinzel said.
Two of the vehicle occupants were from Cottage Grove. Another was from Maplewood, the fourth from New Richmond, Wis.
Rinzel said the driver told police he was distracted and then the car topped a snow bank and struck the tree. Further information about the crash and the identities of the occupants was not available.
Officers searched the vehicle after the crash. Nobody was arrested or cited at the scene.
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