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Police: Man Flees Car Accident, Leaves Two Injured Children

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – St. Paul Police are seeking a man who allegedly left two injured children in a car that was stuck in a construction hole early Tuesday morning.

According to police, officers responded to a call of a single car accident around 3:20 a.m. Tuesday morning near Hazel Street and Mechanic Avenue.

Upon arrival, police saw a car stuck in a construction hole and heard screaming coming from the vehicle.

Police found  an 8-year-old and a 14-year-old inside the car.

They were transported to Regions Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

Police said the driver of the car was identified as 45-year-old Earl Ward, of St. Paul.

Police are asking for assistance in locating Ward.

He has been known to frequent Minneapolis and Brooklyn Center, Minn.

Anyone with information is asked to call St. Paul Police Traffic Unit at 651-266-5729.

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