Three Car Accident Turns Into Hit and Run

By KBJR News 1

May 26, 2012 Updated May 26, 2012 at 10:31 PM CST

(Northland's NewsCenter)---Authorities are still investigating a three car accident near Independence that turned into a hit and run after one of the divers tried to flee the scene.

Two vehicles were at a temporary stop light around 6:30 Friday morning when a third vehicle failed to stop at the light.

Authorities say, while the three drivers were assessing the damages, the driver of the third vehicle drove off, southbound on Highway 53.

One of the other drivers chased the car until the fleeing vehicle was forced to stop because of damage from the initial accident.

The driver chasing the fleeing vehicle was transported to a hospital in Duluth.

None of the other six people involved was seriously hurt.