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Mpls. police: 12 injured when car hits pedal pub

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Police said a pedal pub was headed southbound on Hennepin Avenue after 10 p.m. Wednesday when it was struck from behind by a Monte Carlo. The incident left a dozen people injured.
Courtesy Minneapolis Police Department

Updated: 7:17 a.m., June 25, 2015 | Posted: 11:23 p.m., June 24, 2015

A pedal pub rolling across the Hennepin Avenue bridge in Minneapolis Wednesday night was rear-ended by a car, sending 12 people to the hospital, Minneapolis police said.

Spokesperson Scott Seroka said all 12 were passengers on the pub and were taken to Hennepin County Medical Center. Three suffered what he called "significant injuries," although they are not believed to be life threatening.

Police said the rolling bar was headed southbound on Hennepin Avenue after 10 p.m. when it was struck from behind by a Monte Carlo. The pedal pub was knocked onto its side, trapping some of the passengers underneath. Passersby helped lift the pedal-powered vehicle and free the people underneath.

The driver of the pedal pub was not injured, but did accompany his passengers to the hospital.

Seroka said that the driver of the Monte Carlo was arrested for criminal vehicular operation resulting in bodily harm. Seroka said police obtained a search warrant for the driver of the car and suspect alcohol may have been involved in the crash.