6 Injured In St. Louis Park ‘Flag Challenge’ Crash
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ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. (WCCO) -– As many as six people were injured and a 16-year-old driver could face charges after a two-vehicle crash Wednesday night in St. Louis Park, authorities said.
Police said the incident was part of a “Flag Challenge,” where a driver tries to drive the length of Flag Avenue in St. Louis Park as fast as they can.
The 16-year-old driver admitted to traveling at least 60 miles per hour on the residential street before the crash happened. The teen was driving northbound on Flag Avenue and approaching Franklin Avenue when the vehicle struck another car being driven by a 59-year-old man at about 10:30 p.m. that was leaving Minneapolis Golf Club, according to a police report.
The teenager’s vehicle went underneath the vehicle it hit and caused the second vehicle to overturn on its roof. There were three passengers in the car with the teen and a 49-year-old woman in the car with the 59-year-old man. All were transported to a hospital with various injuries. Nobody died in the accident.
The accident remains under investigation at this time.