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Police: 3 hospitalized after driver runs red light, strikes Minneapolis police car

The crash happened in north Minneapolis Sunday morning.

Three people were transported to Twin Cities hospitals after a motorist ran a red light and slammed into a police vehicle and another car Sunday morning. 

The crash happened shortly after 11:30 a.m. in north Minneapolis. according to Minneapolis Police Department. Spokesperson John Elder said a Minneapolis squad car was going north on Emerson Avenue when it was struck in the intersection at Lowry Avenue. 

Elder said the squad car had a green light when it was struck. A third vehicle was also struck "in the process of the crash," according to Elder. The police cruiser was in non-emergency mode when it was struck. 

Three people, including a police officer, were taken to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries. 

The crash remains under investigation. 

Note: The details provided in this story are based on the police’s latest version of events, and may be subject to change.

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