A light-rail train clipped the rear of a car in downtown Minneapolis Saturday morning, authorities said.
The accident happened around 10 a.m. as a westbound light-rail train hit the back end of the car, which was traveling south on 3rd Avenue S., by the Hennepin County Government Center plaza.
Rita Glanical of Minneapolis was driving her blue Hyundai Elantra and didn’t notice the red light on the north side of tracks, she said. As she ran the light, the train ripped off her back bumper, but neither Glanical nor her passenger was injured.
“It was scary, but I’m just glad we’re OK,” she said.
City workers installing street lights heard the collision, describing it as a sudden “dull thud.”
The train was briefly delayed at the stop but had continued on by 10:30 a.m., with light rail service back on schedule, Metro Transit authorities said.
3rd Avenue S. was briefly closed off, giving police time to respond and Glanical the chance to get her bumper off the roadway and pack it into her back seat. Her car was removed from the area.