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Woman Struck, Injured By School Bus Near Target Field

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A woman is in the hospital after being struck by a school bus in downtown Minneapolis early Thursday afternoon, according to police.

Shortly after noon, the school bus was traveling along 2nd Avenue North and was attempting to make a left hand turn onto 3rd Street North when it struck the woman, who was attempting to walk across 3rd Street. The woman was pinned underneath for a short time.

Minneapolis Police spokesman Scott Seroka says the driver was able to move the bus enough for two nearby police officers to pull her out. She was then taken to the Hennepin County Medical Center with a severe injury to one of her legs.

“She was talking and breathing and it sounds like she has some serious leg injuries,” Seroka said.

Seroka says it appears the bus driver did not see the woman as he was making a left turn. The driver was leaving Target Field after dropping off a group of Webster, Wis. middle school students at theTwins game.

Witnesses say the bus driver was making the turn on a green light, according to police.

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