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Traffic control worker seriously injured in Uptown hit-and-run

It happened on Wednesday night.

A traffic control worker has been seriously injured in Minneapolis after a hit-and-run collision.

The 48-year-old agent was enforcing meter parking on Hennepin Avenue, just north of Lagoon Avenue in Uptown, when they were hit by a vehicle.

The incident happened at 10:18 p.m., with the driver leaving the scene.

The agent was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center for treatment.

"The accident serves as an important reminder to watch for traffic control agents," the City of Minneapolis said on Thursday.

"Agents have a dangerous job which requires them to be working in busy streets and intersections.

"Drivers need to be patient, follow driving laws and watch for traffic control agents. Failure to do so could very well injure or kill someone."

Police are looking to identify the driver and vehicle involved. Anyone with information should call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or the Minneapolis police tip line at 612-692-8477.

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