by Bailey Haack
Three University of Minnesota students were injured when a driver drove up onto the sidewalk at 12th Avenue Southeast and Fifth Street Southeast around 2 a.m. on Friday.
The driver, who has not been found, was going the wrong way on Fifth Street Southeast when he struck the trio, according to the Pioneer Press.
Benjamin Van Handel, 23, is now in critical condition at Hennepin County Medical Center. The Star Tribune said he suffered severe brain injury and multiple broken bones.
Another victim, Sarah Bagley, 21, sustained a concussion and a chipped tooth, along with injuries to her knee and elbow, said the Star Tribune. She was in satisfactory condition.
Katelynn Hanson, 21, escaped the incident with a bump to the head and a sore leg.
The three were walking from a bar where they had been celebrating, along with Joe Bailin, another University student, who was not injured by the car.
Police are still investigating the incident, said the Pioneer Press, and believe the car was a white Toyota Camry or Solara built within the last ten years.