Four people hit by a car near the University of Minnesota

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Two University of Minnesota students and two other pedestrians were crossing at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Oak Street Southeast when they were hit by a car Sunday, news sources report.

The four pedestrians and the driver were all taken to Hennepin County Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. University of Minnesota junior Michael Duffy and his girlfriend, sophomore Abigail Reynolds, were among the people hit, along with Duffy's father, whose name was not reported. Duffy said another pedestrian was also involved, but he was not sure of his or her name, the Minnesota Daily reported.

The accident occurred around 3:10 p.m., Minneapolis police spokesman Sgt. Stephen McCarty told the Pioneer Press. The car that hit the group was a Ford Tempo taking a left turn onto Oak Street from Washington Avenue, the Minnesota Daily reported.

"We got the walk signal and took maybe a few steps, and the next thing I knew, I was in the air and then on the ground," Duffy told the Minnesota Daily. The driver said she did not see the pedestrians crossing the street, a University police officer told the Minnesota Daily.

Duffy said his dad was the one who likely suffered the most injuries from the crash and would be staying at HCMC Sunday night. His dad's leg could be fractured and he had hit his head in the crash, Duffy told the Minnesota Daily.

The car had minimal visible damage aside from a large crack in the windshield, the Minnesota Daily reported.

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