Traffic was backed up and southbound light rail was halted after a car crashed and landed across the southbound light rail tracks at 35th St and Hiawatha Friday night.
Jenni Pinkley, Star Tribune
SUV on tracks in Minneapolis disrupts LRT briefly
- June 28, 2013 - 9:06 PM
Light rail traffic was disrupted briefly in Minneapolis Friday evening after a driver who experienced a medical emergency turned onto Metro Transit’s Blue Line tracks near E. 35th Street and stopped her vehicle on the southbound track. The incident happened about 6:50 p.m.
Metro Transit spokesman John Siqveland said the woman was taken to a hospital with minor injuries. She was not hit by any trains.
Trains traveling both directions were routed through the area on a single track temporarily.
The vehicle was towed about 7:20 p.m. and trains were soon back on scheduled, Siqveland said.
Bill McAuliffe • 612-673-7646
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