Fleeing SUV Strikes Children in Park Near School

No Immediate Word on the Children

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Authorities say a motorist being pursued by the State Patrol veered into a park and struck two children in Minneapolis.

KARE-TV reports an SUV driver left the interstate and drove onto a playground near Jenny Kind Elementary School.

The SUV traveled through the basketball and tennis courts and struck the children on or near the playground before becoming entangled in a swing set.

The children were taken to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale.

The patrol says two of the children have life-threatening injuries.

The patrol says the driver ran from the crash scene and was arrested.

Authorities say they recovered a gun from the SUV.

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