5 injured in crash on Hwy. 5

By Staff Reports

One adult and five minors were injured Tuesday afternoon in a two-car collision on Highway 5.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a vehicle driven by a 16-year-old Cologne girl was eastbound on Hwy. 5 at about 4:50 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 5. The teen driver approached the intersection of Hwy. 5 and Oak Avenue at the same Brian Gorr, 47, Norwood Young America, was westbound on Hwy. 5. The teen driver attempted a left turn onto Oak Ave., despite the traffic signal displaying a flashing yellow arrow. Gorr, who had the right-of-way, did not have time to react as the teen turned in front of him, according to the state patrol. Gorr’s vehicle struck the teen’s vehicle in the passenger side door.

Gorr and the teen driver were both transported to the hospital with suspected minor injuries. Three passengers in the teen driver’s vehicle – a 13-year-old girl, a 14-year-old girl and a 12-year-old boy – were also transported to the hospital with suspected minor injuries.

The state patrol reported that all parties were wearing seatbelts.

According to the state patrol, the teen driver was cited for violating the terms of her graduated drivers’ license.