Three Students Hurt in Dinkytown Hit-and-Run

Early Friday, three people were hurt and one is in critical condition after being hit by a wrong-way driver who fled the scene in Minneapolis' Dinkytown neighborhood, according to Minneapolis police.
According to the Pioneer Press, the incident took place around 2 a.m. at 12th Avenue Southeast and 5th Street Southeast.
"The three were walking on sidewalk when they were hit by a vehicle going the wrong way on 5th Street Southeast, which is a one-way street," Minneapolis police spokesman Sgt. Stephen McCarty told the Pioneer Press. "The vehicle fled the scene."
According to a hospital spokeswoman, Benjamin Van Handel, 23, of Appleton, Wis., was in critical condition, and Bagley, 21, of Minneapolis, was in satisfactory condition, the Star Tribune reported. All three victims were taken to Hennepin County Medical Center.
One victim, Katelynn Hanson, 21, was treated and released after hitting her head and getting her legs scraped up, her father told Star Tribune.
"We were just walking back to my house from the bar" with carryout pizza, Hanson's boyfriend told Star Tribune. "We heard something that made us turn around, and it was coming at us pretty quickly. You don't really know what to do when a car is coming at you on a sidewalk."
According to the Pioneer Press, the driver is still at large and the police have not released details about the vehicle due to differences in witnesses' descriptions.

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