MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The investigation into last month’s bus shelter crash is now in the hands of the Hennepin County attorney’s office.
The crash happened around 9 am on July 9th on West Broadway in North Minneapolis. An 83-year-old driver ran into a bus shelter hurting 6 people, two were critically injured.READ MORE: 'He Could Easily Secure Seven-Figure Book Contract': Kyle Rittenhouse Ponders What's Next
The aftermath of the crash was clear. It’s what led up to the moment that officers are trying to figure out.
The man who rammed into the bus shelter said it was a mistake, new information from a warrant says, “The driver was interviewed and stated he mistook the accelerator for the brake, which contradicts the video evidence.”
Lazya Smith is an 11 year –old who showed up at a community meeting in response Friday, “I feel like if it was a black person who ran over six people, he would have been in jail immediately.”
And that’s how everyone who showed up at this community meeting feels too, a meeting they wanted city leaders to attend.READ MORE: Potential Jurors At Kim Potter's Trial In Daunte Wright's Death Will Go Under Microscope
“There’s no one here and that’s another slap in the face to our community,” Ora Hokes of North Minneapolis said.
Alfred Babington-Johnson said, “The lack of compassion in this situation is staggering.”
“I’m 11, and it’s hard to see, no justice is coming,” said Smith.
“The transit authority is not structured to be able to handle investigations of this,” said Ron Edwards said.
Metro Transit Police say they are trained and certified to handle this case, and they followed protocol.
“We have to stand up for ourselves, it’s what we are doing and make sure at least the majority of the charges, actually happen,” Spike Buzz, a community activist said.MORE NEWS: Jack Blaschke Gets 4 Years In Prison For Hit-And-Run Killing Of Greg Schneider
The county attorney says they now have the evidence and will decide if the driver who caused chaos, committed a crime.