The Latest: 83-year-old driver that hit bus stop is released
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on a crash at a Minneapolis bus stop that left six people injured, including three critically (all times local):
The 83-year-old driver of a van that crashed into a crowded Minneapolis bus stop and injured six people has been released while authorities continue to investigate.
The crash happened Tuesday morning at a busy intersection in north Minneapolis.
Metro Transit spokesman Howie Padilla says the van’s driver hit the side mirror of a bus that had stopped to unload passengers, then backed up, drove forward and hit the mirror again before driving around the corner and crashing into the shelter.
The driver was taken into custody but later released.
Padilla says all six of the victims are men. Three were critically injured and were taken to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale. Two others were taken to Hennepin County Medical Center with injuries that were not critical. One man was treated at the scene.
At least six people were hurt, including three critically, when a van slammed into a crowded bus stop shelter in north Minneapolis.
All six were transported to hospitals. Metro Transit spokesman Howie Padilla says police took the driver of the van into custody following the crash about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Authorities say the man driving the van struck the mirror of a transit bus that had stopped to unload passengers. Padilla says the man backed up and struck the mirror a second time before driving around the corner and crashing into the shelter.
The mangled shelter and broken glass covered the sidewalk at the bus stop. The injured people were taken to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale and to Hennepin County Medical Center.