Dinkytown Hit-and-run Injures Three

Police are looking for information regarding a driver who hit three University of Minnesota students early Friday morning.

The driver was going the wrong way on SE 5th Street on Friday at around 2 a.m. when it hit the three students, police Sgt. Stephen McCarty said.

"We were just walking back to my house from the bar," said Joe Bailin, a boyfriend of one of the victims, as reported by the 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."

Katelynn Hanson, 21, is Bailin's girlfriend and was released after being taken to Hennepin County Medical Center. The two other victims are still at the hospital.

The other victims were Benjamin Van Handel, 23, who was in critical condition, and Sarah Bagley, 21, who was in satisfactory condition.

Bagley, Bailin and Hanson had been celebrating their acceptance into graduate school to study architecture. They did not know Van Handel.

Police currently know very little about the vehicle or the driver. KMSP-TV reported a witness described the vehicle as a four-door, white, early 2000s Toyota Camry or Solera.

McCarthy said he does not know if alcohol was involved either, according to MPR News.

"A lot of things are unanswered at this time," he said.

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