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Minivan Hits Jogger, Crashes Into Lake Harriet After Driver Suffers Apparent Medical Emergency

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- A minivan driver suffered an apparent medical emergency late Thursday afternoon before hitting a pedestrian and crashing into Lake Harriet in south Minneapolis.

The Minneapolis Park Police Department says the man was driving on Lake Harriet Parkway at about 4:30 p.m. when he veered off the road, struck a woman who was jogging, then entered the lake. Police say bystanders helped pull him from his sinking vehicle.

Minivan Drives Into Lake Harriet
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The driver's condition has not been disclosed. The jogger suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The Hennepin County Sheriff's office removed the van from the lake. Police are continuing to investigate.

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