FRIDLEY, Minn. - Authorities say six of the seven occupants involved in a rollover accident were not wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash, including a 4-year-old boy who was not wearing a seatbelt or in a car seat.
The one-vehicle accident occurred around 5 p.m. at the intersection of 57th Avenue and University Avenue.
Lt. Eric Roeske with the Minnesota State Patrol says the seven occupants were in a Ford Explorer, and six of them were not wearing their seatbelts. Roeske says "multiple people" were ejected from the vehicle. They were all transported to local hospitals.
The accident caused significant traffic backups as University Avenue was closed in both directions near the scene. There were also significant traffic delays just south of the accident scene on Interstate 694.
Victims were taken to Hennepin County Medical Center and North Memorial. Authorities say two of them are in critical condition.
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