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SUV drives down Lake Calhoun jogging path, plows into woman [VIDEO]

A witness in a passing car captured the SUV's erratic journey down the Lake Calhoun path.

A witness in a passing car captured the SUV's erratic journey down the Lake Calhoun path.

An SUV plowed through a current of joggers on Lake Calhoun’s pedestrian path on Monday afternoon.

During the course of an extended drive down the southwest Minneapolis lake's path, the driver ran down a young woman, and dragged her for a short distance.

Many witnesses watched in horror Monday afternoon as the SUV trundled steadily over the crowded pedestrian path with no indication of slowing or stopping.

One man recorded the moment that the car seemed to strike a woman in a blue sweater, and later, when the same woman was lifted into an ambulance on a stretcher. 

 

 

Contrary to the witness' initial assumption that the driver was intentially trying to mow people down, it now appears that the woman behind the wheel, whom police identified as 65-year-old Rebecca Averill, had suffered some kind of medical crisis, according to the Star Tribune.

Averill herself was rushed to Fairview Southdale Hospital for treatment.

The 22-year-old jogger who was hit received broken bones. Her condition is unclear.