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Cottage Grove man cited after crash in Woodbury

Woodbury emergency workers remove a woman from a vehicle involved in a crash Wednesday morning at Afton Road and Radio Drive. Bulletin photo by Mike Longaecker1 / 2
A woman who arrived after a Wednesday morning crash in Woodbury hugs a baby at the scene of a traffic crash. The man holding the baby was seen retrieving papers from a vehicle involved in the crash. Bulletin photo by Mike Longaecker2 / 2

A Cottage Grove man was cited Wednesday after his SUV broadsided a vehicle driven by a Woodbury woman and two children.

The Woodbury woman, 44, and two school-age children, were both hospitalized at United Hospital, said Woodbury Police Sgt. Dave Brennan.

He said the 31-year-old Cottage Grove man ran a red light while driving south on Radio Drive. His vehicle struck the Woodbury woman's vehicle, which Brennan said was proceeding under a green turn arrow while attempting to turn west onto Afton Road from Radio Drive.

A third vehicle, driven by a 57-year-old Woodbury man, was also involved, but only received a scratch, Brennan said.

Neither the Cottage Grove man, who was cited for careless driving, nor an infant passenger in his vehicle were injured. Brennan said all occupants involved in the crash were wearing seat belts. Alcohol was not a factor in the crash.

Brennan said construction at the Radio Drive-Valley Creek Road intersection likely kept speeds lower and "probably helped" prevent a more serious crash.

Names of the occupants were not released pending a crash investigation.

Mike Longaecker

Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker

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