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10-year-old seriously injured in Itasca County accident

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A 10-year-old Grand Rapids boy was seriously injured in a two-vehicle collision Monday night on U.S. Highway 2 in Itasca County.
According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a 2004 Buick Rendezvous driven by Christine Flannigan, 56, of Grand Rapids, was westbound on Highway 2. She was attempting to take a left turn to Grouse Lane, and was waiting for eastbound traffic to clear the area. A 2005 Corolla Matrix driven by Carmen Griggs, 43, of Grand Rapids, also was traveling west on Highway 2 with two children passengers, a 6-year-old boy and a 10-year-old boy. Griggs attempted to avoid Flannigan's vehicle but was unable to because of the icy conditions, the Patrol said.
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All occupants were wearing their seat belts, the Patrol said. Flannigan, Griggs and the 6-year-old boy were taken to the hospital in Grand Rapids with non-life-threatening injuries, but the 10-year-old boy was airlifted to St. Mary's Hospital in Duluth with serious injuries. 
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