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6 injured after van crashes into Minneapolis bus stop

Police said six people were injured, and at least three are in critical condition.

MINNEAPOLIS — Police now say six people are injured after a van crashed into a Minneapolis bus stop on Tuesday morning.

Metro Transit police spokesperson Howie Padilla said the crash happened at 9:23 a.m. at the bus stop on Lyndale Avenue and West Broadway Avenue. 

Padilla said first, a van hit the mirror of a bus that had pulled over to let people off at the stop. The van driver, an 83-year-old adult male, then backed away and hit the mirror a second time, Padilla said. He said the driver then made a right turn and "for whatever reason" crashed into the shelter.

Police initially believed four people were injured, but then raised that count to six at about 11 a.m.

Padilla said three people were taken to North Memorial Health with critical injuries. Two were taken to HCMC, and one was treated and released at the scene.

The driver was taken into custody but was released later on Tuesday. Padilla said police do not know whether the crash was intentional.

The crash investigation will be handled by Metro Transit police.

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